Description

Package analysis performs type and pointer analysis and generates mark-up for the Go source view.

The Run method populates a Result object by running type and (optionally) pointer analysis. The Result object is thread-safe and at all times may be accessed by a serving thread, even as it is progressively populated as analysis facts are derived.

The Result is a mapping from each godoc file URL (e.g. /src/fmt/print.go) to information about that file. The information is a list of HTML markup links and a JSON array of structured data values. Some of the links call client-side JavaScript functions that index this array.

The analysis computes mark-up for the following relations:

IMPORTS: for each ast.ImportSpec, the package that it denotes.

RESOLUTION: for each ast.Ident, its kind and type, and the location of its definition.

METHOD SETS, IMPLEMENTS: for each ast.Ident defining a named type, its method-set, the set of interfaces it implements or is implemented by, and its size/align values.

CALLERS, CALLEES: for each function declaration ('func' token), its callers, and for each call-site ('(' token), its callees.

CALLGRAPH: the package docs include an interactive viewer for the intra-package call graph of "fmt".

CHANNEL PEERS: for each channel operation make/<-/close, the set of other channel ops that alias the same channel(s).

ERRORS: for each locus of a frontend (scanner/parser/type) error, the location is highlighted in red and hover text provides the compiler error message.