Programming language: TypeScript
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Editor Plugins    
Latest version: v0.6.77

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A Go Language Server based on the Go Extension for Visual Studio Code

Wraps the VSCode Go extension from Microsoft into a language server, such that its functionality can be reused with other LSP-aware clients.

In the first iteration we will mock VSCode APIs or simulate their behavior backed by an LSP. We will maintain this as a fork of the original repository such that we can easily pick up incoming improvements of that by just rebasing. Once we got more confidence, we'd probably refactor the VSCode specific parts away.

[Original README.md](README_old.MD).

Mismatches and Challenges

  • There is no such thing as the activeTextEditor in LSP. For services that have a TextDocumentItem, we set it before calling the service impl, but for other services, e.g. executeCommand we cannot make sure that they are performed on the correct document.
  • We have to use/mock/adapt a lot of global variables


Make sure the go command is available from your path and that the GOPATH environment variable points to where your go packages are installed. Some go packages are necessary:

go get -u -v github.com/nsf/gocode
go get -u -v github.com/uudashr/gopkgs/cmd/gopkgs
go get -u -v github.com/ramya-rao-a/go-outline
go get -u -v github.com/acroca/go-symbols
go get -u -v golang.org/x/tools/cmd/guru
go get -u -v golang.org/x/tools/cmd/gorename
go get -u -v github.com/fatih/gomodifytags
go get -u -v github.com/haya14busa/goplay/cmd/goplay
go get -u -v github.com/josharian/impl
go get -u -v github.com/tylerb/gotype-live
go get -u -v github.com/rogpeppe/godef
go get -u -v golang.org/x/tools/cmd/godoc
go get -u -v github.com/zmb3/gogetdoc
go get -u -v golang.org/x/tools/cmd/goimports
go get -u -v sourcegraph.com/sqs/goreturns
go get -u -v github.com/golang/lint/golint
go get -u -v github.com/cweill/gotests/...
go get -u -v github.com/alecthomas/gometalinter
go get -u -v honnef.co/go/tools/...
go get -u -v github.com/sourcegraph/go-langserver
go get -u -v github.com/derekparker/delve/cmd/dlv
go get -u -v github.com/davidrjenni/reftools/cmd/fillstruc

Note: this list comes from here.

Build and usage

  1. Run npm install to install the package dependencies.
  2. Run npm run compile to compile the Typescript to Javascript.
  3. Run the server with node ./out/src-vscode-mock/cli.js --stdio.