This subrepository holds the source for various packages and tools that support
the Go programming language.
Some of the tools,
vet for example, are included in binary Go
Others, including the Go
guru and the test coverage tool, can be fetched with
Packages include a type-checker for Go and an implementation of the
Static Single Assignment form (SSA) representation for Go programs.
The easiest way to install is to run
go get -u golang.org/x/tools/.... You can
also manually git clone the repository to
This repository uses prettier to format JS and CSS files.
The version of
prettier used is 1.18.2.
It is encouraged that all JS and CSS code be run through this before submitting
a change. However, it is not a strict requirement enforced by CI.
Report Issues / Send Patches
This repository uses Gerrit for code changes. To learn how to submit changes to
this repository, see https://golang.org/doc/contribute.html.
The main issue tracker for the tools repository is located at
https://github.com/golang/go/issues. Prefix your issue with “x/tools/(your
subdir):” in the subject line, so it is easy to find.