Go-lang Support for Komodo

Go-lang Support

There has been a Komodo Go add-on available for a while now, but for Komodo 9 will be including the go-lang add-on in the default Komodo builds and improving Komodo's support for go programming.


The add-on currently supports

  • Language detection of .go files
  • Syntax Coloring
  • Code Folding
  • Syntax Checking (aka Linting)
  • Codeintel Completions and Calltips (requires Gocode to be installed)
  • Code Outline (for Code Browser and Sections List in IDE)
  • Go to Definition (requires godef to be installed)

Source Code

The code for the Go language support is open-source at GitHub, in the komodo-go repository. We've love to hear from people trying the add-on, and hopefull we'll see contributions from other users.


Add-on History

The add-on was originally started by Trent Mick as a general UDL language extension back in 2010. Over the next few years Travis Cline took it to the next level, adding Syntax Checking, Codeintel Completions, Calltips and Goto Definition support to the add-on (using Gocode). Eric Promislow added smoother language integration (koIAppInfo) and language preferences in 2013. We (the Komodo team) moved the code into the main Komodo GitHub repository. I added Code Intelligence outlining (for Code Browser and Sections List in Komodo IDE) and then included the add-on in the Komodo 9 default builds.


For Komodo 9 users, the "Go Language" add-on is already included in your Komodo installation.

For Komodo 8 users, visit the GitHub page to download and install the add-on.