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x/build: test whether Go core changes break external tools and debuggers #18144

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Sajmani opened this issue Dec 1, 2016 · 1 comment

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commented Dec 1, 2016

Changes to the Go core (compiler output, libraries, x/tools) can break tools and debuggers that build on them, such as gocode (@nsf), Delve (@derekparker), and Backtrace's ptrace (@abelmathew). While those tool authors can test for breakages against tip, it might be useful for us to know when CLs submitted to the Go core break tools that are important to the Go community. We should work with the authors to ensure the tools are fixed for each new Go release.

@bradfitz suggested we may be able to extend the builders to help with this testing.

@bradfitz bradfitz changed the title test whether Go core changes break external tools and debuggers x/build: test whether Go core changes break external tools and debuggers Dec 1, 2016
@bradfitz bradfitz added the Builders label Dec 1, 2016
@bradfitz bradfitz added this to the Unreleased milestone Dec 1, 2016
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commented Apr 22, 2019

Change https://golang.org/cl/172959 mentions this issue: env/linux-x86-stretch: install delve

gopherbot pushed a commit to golang/build that referenced this issue Apr 22, 2019
This will allow long tests to use/test delve.
Delve is built in its own stage with go1.12, then copied out.

Updates golang/go#18144

Change-Id: I346729c945a95d5e34616500913a43bbe03b524c
Reviewed-on: https://go-review.googlesource.com/c/build/+/172959
Reviewed-by: Brad Fitzpatrick <bradfitz@golang.org>
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