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cmd/link: -X fails with periods #21206
what used to work in go 1.7.3 no longer works in go 1.8
What version of Go are you using (
This changed in 1.8 because of #16710. The new approach seems better, so I don't see any reason to revert to the old one. This should probably have been in the 1.8 release notes, but I guess we forgot.
Closing because I don't think there is anything to do.