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cmd/go: diagnose collisions between standard-library packages and packages provided by modules #39285

mdempsky opened this issue May 27, 2020 · 1 comment


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@mdempsky mdempsky commented May 27, 2020

As discussed on golang-dev@, this currently runs without warnings/errors, but doesn't do what I'd intuitively expect:

$ go mod init
go: creating new go.mod: module
$ go mod edit -replace go/types=./nonexist
$ echo 'package main; import _ "go/types"; func main() {}' > main.go
$ go build .

/cc @bcmills

Edit: For posterity, my "intuitively expected" behavior here is/was that the import of "go/types" should be remapped to "./nonexist", and cause a build error because it doesn't exist.

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@bcmills bcmills commented May 29, 2020

If the replacement path is ./nonexist, then this is working as intended: you could use this approach to slot in experimental subpackages (perhaps named go/types/internal and go/types/generic 😁) without modifying the rest of the standard library.

The thing we should diagnose is a replace directive for which the target contains at least one .go source file at the same import path as a standard-library package, which we apparently do not today:

@bcmills bcmills added the modules label Jun 1, 2020
@bcmills bcmills modified the milestones: Unplanned, Backlog Jun 1, 2020
@bcmills bcmills added the help wanted label Jun 1, 2020
@bcmills bcmills changed the title cmd/go: should warn/error about replacements of standard library packages cmd/go: diagnose collisions between standard-library packages and packages provided by modules Jun 1, 2020
@bcmills bcmills added the NeedsFix label Jun 1, 2020
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