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cmd/vet: format of -shadow error message needs a patch #14585

stemar94 opened this issue Mar 1, 2016 · 1 comment


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commented Mar 1, 2016

Currently the output of vet -shadow gives something like the following:

shadowtest.go:17: declaration of local shadows declaration at shadowtest.go:16: 
shadowtest.go:24: declaration of global shadows declaration at shadowtest.go:8: 

Notice the colon space at the end of the line and the fact, that it doesn't get directly clear, which variable is meant.

I would like to propose a format as follows:

shadowtest.go:17: declaration of 'local' shadows declaration at shadowtest.go:16
shadowtest.go:24: declaration of 'global' shadows declaration at shadowtest.go:8

At least the colon space at the end shouldn't be protected by any format guarantee, since I guess it is a bug and isn't especially tested at the moment.
I think the highlighting of the variable name should also be done as long as the -shadow option is still experimental.

I have a CL ready.


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commented Mar 1, 2016

CL mentions this issue.

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