Go (the programming language) support

Nicolai Hähnle-Montoro nhaehnle at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 09:27:24 UTC 2014

Hey Pavel,

to follow up, I've been using the Go plugin for a bit now. Great work so far!

The one thing I'm most worried about right now is that KDevelop
sometimes feels sluggish while using it. I have not had the time to
investigate, but I do wonder if perhaps the UI sometimes blocks due to
parsing jobs?

Other than that, I noticed some cases where type deduction did not
work properly. Most notably with map[key] accesses, for-loops and
anonymous functions (the go func() { ... }()) pattern. I suppose you
know about these, otherwise I could look into extracting some small
test cases.

Anyway, even with these small flaws the plugin is already tremendously useful!


On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 7:11 PM, Nicolai Hähnle-Montoro
<nhaehnle at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Pavel,
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 6:44 PM, Pavel Petrushkov
> <onehundredof at gmail.com> wrote:
>> as Milian pointed out - plugin is already in development!
> Very cool! I wonder why it didn't show up in my searches? In any case,
> I'm sure to give it a try and give you feedback (not today, though..)
>>> It seems like Go should actually be quite accessible to add support
>>> for, e.g. packages for parsing Go are provided as part of the standard
>>> Go distribution. This could be leveraged with an approach similar to
>>> gocode [1], where a daemon written in Go would do all the parsing and
>>> communicate with the KDevelop process to answer definition-use and
>>> code completion queries.
>> Unfortunately, plugin doesn't use go parsing package or gocode(mainly
>> because I didn't know about them when I started), but it has it's own parser
>> written with KDevelop-PG-Qt. Right now my priority is to implement most
>> important missing functionality and get source code to a more maintainable
>> state. But you and anyone else is welcome to look into porting it to use
>> third party tools.
> The invitation is appreciated, I'll keep it in mind ;-)
> First of all, though, I'll give this plugin a try.
> Cheers,
> Nicolai
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