srclib-go is a srclib toolchain that performs Go code analysis: type checking, documentation generation, jump-to-definition, dependency resolution, etc.
It enables this functionality in any client application whose code analysis is powered by srclib, including Sourcegraph.com.
Screenshots are below.
This toolchain is not a standalone program; it provides additional functionality to applications that use srclib.
# download and fetch dependencies go get -v sourcegraph.com/sourcegraph/srclib-go cd $GOPATH/src/sourcegraph.com/sourcegraph/srclib-go # build the srclib-go program in .bin/srclib-go (this is currently required by srclib to discover the program) make # link this toolchain in your SRCLIBPATH (default ~/.srclib) to enable it
To verify that installation succeeded, run:
srclib toolchain list
You should see this srclib-go toolchain in the list.
Now that this toolchain is installed, any program that relies on srclib will support Go.
Here's what srclib-go's analysis looks like in these applications.
The first screenshot shows the http.NewRequest function on Sourcegraph.com. Here, srclib-go enables clickable links for every identifier (that take you to their definitions), automatic cross-repository usage examples, type inference, and documentation generation.
The second screenshot shows the emacs-sourcegraph-mode plugin for Emacs with this toolchain installed. Here, srclib-go enables jump-to-definition, type inference, documentation generation, and automatic cross-repository usage examples from Sourcegraph.com. All code analysis is performed locally by srclib using this toolchain.
srclib-go only works with code that exists in a proper
GOPATH. When you run the
tool, it should use this GOPATH environment variable.
Go repositories built with this toolchain may specify the following
properties in their Srcfile's
GOROOT: a directory that should be used as the GOROOT when building Go packages in the directory tree. If relative, it is made absolute by prefixing the directory containing the Srcfile.
Setting GOROOT (to
.) is how srclib-go builds the standard library from the repository
code.google.com/p/gowithout having the system Go stdlib packages interfere with analysis.
GOPATH: a colon-separated list of directories that are appended to the build GOPATH. If relative, the dirs are made absolute by prefixing the directory containing the Srcfile.
Set GOPATH when you have vendored dependencies within your repository that you import using import paths relative to the vendored dir (as with godep and third_party.go).
srclib-go is alpha-quality software. It powers code analysis on Sourcegraph.com but has not been widely tested or adapted for other use cases.
Patches are welcomed via GitHub pull request! See CONTRIBUTING.md for more information.
srclib-go's type analysis is based on go/types.