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cmd/go: document that a .go file is required even if there is a .swig file #11875

chai2010 opened this issue Jul 27, 2015 · 1 comment


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@chai2010 chai2010 commented Jul 27, 2015

go version devel +aad4fe4 Thu Jul 23 05:50:53 2015 +0000 windows/amd64

Only include example.swig and simple.c:

go build
can't load package: package mydev/swig/simple: no buildable Go source files in C:\go\gopkg\src\mydev\swig\simple

If i create a x.go like this:

package example

go build is ok.

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@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor commented Jul 27, 2015

This seems unavoidable: without a .go file, the go tool does not know the name of the package. Furthermore, it seems desirable: you should have a .go file that documents that package, as godoc does not know how to extract documentation from a .swig file.

I'll leave this open to update the documentation.

@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor changed the title swig: can't load package cmd/go: document that a .go file is required even if there is a .swig file Jul 27, 2015
@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor added this to the Unplanned milestone Jul 27, 2015
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