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go/parser: better error message for struct.field := value #4616

jscrockett01 opened this issue Jan 4, 2013 · 2 comments

go/parser: better error message for struct.field := value #4616

jscrockett01 opened this issue Jan 4, 2013 · 2 comments


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@jscrockett01 jscrockett01 commented Jan 4, 2013

Using := assignment on a struct field gives a helpful message from gc, but less helpful
from gofmt.

From gc:  prog.go:12: non-name t.a on left side of :=
From gofmt:  prog.go:12:2: expected identifier

package main

import "fmt"

type T struct {
    a int
    b int

func main() {
    var t T
    t.a := 7 // here is the error
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@rsc rsc commented Jan 6, 2013

Comment 1:

I agree that go/parser should do a better job here. It's especially important since so
many tools parse the Go code with go/parser before passing it to gc.

Labels changed: added priority-later, removed priority-triage.

Owner changed to @griesemer.

Status changed to Accepted.

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@griesemer griesemer commented Jan 9, 2013

Comment 2:

This issue was closed by revision 82accf4.

Status changed to Fixed.

@rsc rsc added this to the Go1.1 milestone Apr 14, 2015
@rsc rsc removed the go1.1 label Apr 14, 2015
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