The Go Toolchain
Go is a compiled language - the source code you write must be converted to a
binary format understandable to a computer before it is executed. The compiler
is accessed through the
go command. In addition, the
provides several other tools
The sections below describe several of the more popular
go commands, but do
not cover the complete set. For full information run:
$ go help
Build compiles the packages named by the import paths, along with their dependencies, but it does not install the results.
If the arguments are a list of .go files, build treats them as a list of source files specifying a single package.
When the command line specifies a single main package, build writes the resulting executable to output. Otherwise build compiles the packages but discards the results, serving only as a check that the packages can be built.
$ go build somefile.go # Build just this one file $ go build # Build package in current folder
The website godoc.org extracts and displays automatic documentation, much like
godoc command, for any open source Go module specified by its import URL.
See :doc:`GoDoc.org <godoc>` for more detail.