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Documentation: cmd/vet

     1  // Copyright 2018 The Go Authors. All rights reserved.
     2  // Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style
     3  // license that can be found in the LICENSE file.
     5  /*
     7  Vet examines Go source code and reports suspicious constructs, such as Printf
     8  calls whose arguments do not align with the format string. Vet uses heuristics
     9  that do not guarantee all reports are genuine problems, but it can find errors
    10  not caught by the compilers.
    12  Vet is normally invoked through the go command.
    13  This command vets the package in the current directory:
    15  	go vet
    17  whereas this one vets the packages whose path is provided:
    19  	go vet my/project/...
    21  Use "go help packages" to see other ways of specifying which packages to vet.
    23  Vet's exit code is non-zero for erroneous invocation of the tool or if a
    24  problem was reported, and 0 otherwise. Note that the tool does not
    25  check every possible problem and depends on unreliable heuristics,
    26  so it should be used as guidance only, not as a firm indicator of
    27  program correctness.
    29  To list the available checks, run "go tool vet help":
    31      asmdecl      report mismatches between assembly files and Go declarations
    32      assign       check for useless assignments
    33      atomic       check for common mistakes using the sync/atomic package
    34      bools        check for common mistakes involving boolean operators
    35      buildtag     check that +build tags are well-formed and correctly located
    36      cgocall      detect some violations of the cgo pointer passing rules
    37      composites   check for unkeyed composite literals
    38      copylocks    check for locks erroneously passed by value
    39      httpresponse check for mistakes using HTTP responses
    40      loopclosure  check references to loop variables from within nested functions
    41      lostcancel   check cancel func returned by context.WithCancel is called
    42      nilfunc      check for useless comparisons between functions and nil
    43      printf       check consistency of Printf format strings and arguments
    44      shift        check for shifts that equal or exceed the width of the integer
    45      stdmethods   check signature of methods of well-known interfaces
    46      structtag    check that struct field tags conform to reflect.StructTag.Get
    47      tests        check for common mistaken usages of tests and examples
    48      unmarshal    report passing non-pointer or non-interface values to unmarshal
    49      unreachable  check for unreachable code
    50      unsafeptr    check for invalid conversions of uintptr to unsafe.Pointer
    51      unusedresult check for unused results of calls to some functions
    53  For details and flags of a particular check, such as printf, run "go tool vet help printf".
    55  By default, all checks are performed.
    56  If any flags are explicitly set to true, only those tests are run.
    57  Conversely, if any flag is explicitly set to false, only those tests are disabled.
    58  Thus -printf=true runs the printf check,
    59  and -printf=false runs all checks except the printf check.
    61  For information on writing a new check, see
    63  Core flags:
    65    -c=N
    66      	display offending line plus N lines of surrounding context
    67    -json
    68      	emit analysis diagnostics (and errors) in JSON format
    70  */
    71  package main

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