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x/tools/cmd/goimports: does not import when package name has an underscore (and different path) #21545

celrenheit opened this issue Aug 21, 2017 · 1 comment


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@celrenheit celrenheit commented Aug 21, 2017


What version of Go are you using (go version)?

go version go1.8.3 darwin/amd64

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?


What did you do?

package main

func main() {

What did you expect to see?

package main

import ""

func main() {

What did you see instead?

It did not import the package.

After digging a bit, I found that it is coming from here and here.

goimports currently compares the last two components while removing the hyphens but should it handle underscores too ?

@gopherbot gopherbot added this to the Unreleased milestone Aug 21, 2017
@gopherbot gopherbot added the Tools label Sep 12, 2019
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@heschik heschik commented Nov 7, 2019

The underscore in grpc_prometheus is unusual for a Go package, and generally we want to encourage directory names to match package names. Given that, and the age of this issue, I'm going to close this. Please comment if you're still having trouble.

@heschik heschik closed this Nov 7, 2019
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