GNU/Emacs go-mode VS lsp-mode

Compare GNU/Emacs go-mode vs lsp-mode and see what are their differences.

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GNU/Emacs go-mode lsp-mode
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30 days ago 7 days ago
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GNU/Emacs go-mode

Posts with mentions or reviews of GNU/Emacs go-mode. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-25.
  • go-mode.el: Emacs mode for the Go programming language
    1 project | /r/planetemacs | 27 Jan 2022
  • setting up emacs for go programming language
    4 projects | /r/emacs | 25 Jan 2022
    It seems that most Go utilities have been submerged into gopls, the LSP server. So a lot of older websites that suggest how to configure go-mode might be outdated, because of the cultural shift away from the unix-ish little, collaborative utilities approach. This means you will need a LSP client -- the Go project has some documentation on that. I'd strongly recommend Eglot, if you are uncertain what to use(0). This page explains how to install gopls with your Go toolchain.
  • Is there an emacs equivalent of "" ?
    6 projects | /r/emacs | 7 Aug 2021
    I haven't used Dash, so I don't know the specifics of what it works, but if it works like running pydoc or godoc or whatever Java has inside your text editor, here is a plugin for pydoc inside emacs and here's another for godoc (as part of a larger mode for go). I just tested godoc and it seems to work fine, if a little too basic.
  • How can I use the Go language on emacs?
    3 projects | /r/golang | 24 Apr 2021
    This question makes very little sense to be honest. Try using spacemacs. It has a go language server runner. Otherwise try this


Posts with mentions or reviews of lsp-mode. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-21.
  • lsp-mode: Emacs client/library for the Language Server Protocol
    1 project | /r/planetemacs | 15 Oct 2023
  • lsp-keymap-prefix not working
    1 project | /r/emacs | 22 Mar 2023
    I also tried to the solutions suggested ![here]( and ![here](, but nothing worked. I moved the (setq lsp-keymap-...) line outside (and before) use-package. I also used :config (define-key lsp-load-map...) in my use-package block. But none of them worked.
  • Help getting the yaml language server working with eglot
    3 projects | /r/emacs | 21 Mar 2023
    Not sure how much this might help, but lsp-mode has lsp-yaml-select-buffer-schema and lsp-yaml-set-buffer-schema commands to pick schema from a list or set from a URI. Checking the source of them might give some hints about how the same could be implemented in eglot?
  • What LaTeX setup do you use?
    7 projects | /r/emacs | 8 Mar 2023
    Beyond that you might as well embrace the suck and install autex with a language server:
  • Emacs bankruptcy
    17 projects | /r/emacs | 3 Mar 2023
    Smart completion these days is done primarily through LSP. eglot is fairly minimal but built-in as of 29, also available via GNU Elpa. lsp-mode is another option with more integrations and a bit more fleshed out.
  • The bottom emoji breaks rust-analyzer
    7 projects | /r/rust | 13 Feb 2023
    2 projects | | 13 Feb 2023
  • Setting up a fundraiser for multi-threaded Emacs, any thoughts on this?
    7 projects | /r/emacs | 4 Feb 2023
    Are you running emacs-29? It has numerous speed-ups compared to emacs-28 and older versions, many of them coded by Mattias EngdegÄrd, e.g. commit def6fa4246. I have a fresh build of emacs-29 running on Linux and a new mac with an M1 CPU, and it's stupid fast. I don't use the native-comp feature. I rarely notice any hesitation or slowness. I don't use Elpy. I do use lsp mode.
  • Newbie here! Need Help!
    6 projects | /r/emacs | 29 Jan 2023
    Since you are doing code development, the first things to go for would be setting up your emacs packaging (installing use-package and melpa (use-package's documentation covers this) so you have more packages to choose from (do be careful to not just pick things willy nilly but research them a bit first)) and then setting up lsp-mode. lsp-mode lets you use LSP servers for the specific programming languages you work with in a somewhat unified fashion. You then need to install and setup the LSP servers for the languages you use, and possibly install language specific Emacs packages as support (note, Emacs has builtin functionality for many).
  • Emacs 29: Install Tree-Sitter parser modules with a minor mode
    3 projects | /r/emacs | 26 Dec 2022
    And first of all, I'm trying to understand, how is it connected to I'm sure, that existed lsp implementations already parse source code. Why TreeSitter?

What are some alternatives?

When comparing GNU/Emacs go-mode and lsp-mode you can also consider the following projects:

vim-go - Go development plugin for Vim

eglot - A client for Language Server Protocol servers

Go for Visual Studio Code

tide - Tide - TypeScript Interactive Development Environment for Emacs

Watch - Watches for changes in a directory tree and reruns a command in an acme win or just on the terminal.

ctags - A maintained ctags implementation

vscode-go - Go extension for Visual Studio Code

ANTLR - ANTLR (ANother Tool for Language Recognition) is a powerful parser generator for reading, processing, executing, or translating structured text or binary files.

vscode-go-doc - An Microsoft Visual Code extension for Golang to print symbol definition to output

dap-mode - Emacs :heart: Debug Adapter Protocol

gofumpt - A stricter gofmt

company-lsp - Company completion backend for lsp-mode