Description

The gotype command does syntactic and semantic analysis of Go files and packages like the front-end of a Go compiler. Errors are reported if the analysis fails; otherwise gotype is quiet (unless -v is set).

Without a list of paths, gotype reads from standard input, which must provide a single Go source file defining a complete package.

If a single path is specified that is a directory, gotype checks the Go files in that directory; they must all belong to the same package.

Otherwise, each path must be the filename of Go file belonging to the same package.

Usage:

gotype [flags] [path...]

The flags are:

-a
	use all (incl. _test.go) files when processing a directory
-e
	report all errors (not just the first 10)
-v
	verbose mode
-gccgo
	use gccimporter instead of gcimporter

Debugging flags:

-seq
	parse sequentially, rather than in parallel
-ast
	print AST (forces -seq)
-trace
	print parse trace (forces -seq)
-comments
	parse comments (ignored unless -ast or -trace is provided)

Examples:

To check the files a.go, b.go, and c.go:

gotype a.go b.go c.go

To check an entire package in the directory dir and print the processed files:

gotype -v dir

To check an entire package including tests in the local directory:

gotype -a .

To verify the output of a pipe:

echo "package foo" | gotype

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