golangci-lint VS gopl.io

Compare golangci-lint vs gopl.io and see what are their differences.


Fast linters Runner for Go (by golangci)


Example programs from "The Go Programming Language" (by adonovan)
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golangci-lint gopl.io
60 53
12,551 6,924
1.7% -
9.5 0.0
8 days ago 3 months ago
Go Go
GNU General Public License v3.0 only -
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Posts with mentions or reviews of golangci-lint. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-23.


Posts with mentions or reviews of gopl.io. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-09.
  • Best way to learn GoLang for Java Developers?
    2 projects | /r/golang | 9 May 2023
  • is go still simple?
    2 projects | /r/golang | 5 Dec 2022
    What part(s) are you struggling with and how are you learning? The Go Programming Language is slightly outdated but is an excellent intro. You can read the first chapter free. Also the resources on https://go.dev/learn/ are great. If I were you, I would come up with an idea you're excited about and build it.
  • If you want to learn Golang - please go through "Go Programming Language" by Brian Kernighan and Alan Donovan
    3 projects | /r/golang | 20 Nov 2022
    "Low-level programming" is chapter 13, both in the version I have and on https://www.gopl.io/ -- the rest is all somewhat crucial stuff, except for maybe reflection.
    3 projects | /r/golang | 20 Nov 2022
    What makes this book amazing is the amount of code you go through. I won't take me as an example as I am only in the middle of the book, but if you check the amount of CLOC in the examples and in the exercises you get 20K Lines of Code (https://github.com/adonovan/gopl.io, https://github.com/torbiak/gopl). That is a lot.
  • 2 years of fiddling with Rust – critical thoughts
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Nov 2022
    > I don't understand the "spiritual successor" part: Go intentionally broke ABI compatibility with the C world and intentionally does a lot of very un-C-like things: a large standard library, a GC'd runtime, a compiler toolchain that reimplements the "standard" toolchain, etc.

    Could you explain "broke ABI compatibility with [...] C"? Do you mean broke compatibility with platforms' de facto C ABIs?

    "Go bears a surface similarity to C and, like C, is a tool for professional programmers, achieving maximum effect with minimum means. But it is much more than an updated version of C."

    - Preface of "The Go Programming Language"[1][2]

    [1]: https://www.gopl.io

    [2]: https://www.gopl.io/ch1.pdf

  • Easy to understand concurrency examples
    3 projects | /r/golang | 27 Sep 2022
    The Go Programming Language has two excellent chapters on concurrency with examples that steadily grow in complexity. It's not free, but it's well worth the price IMO as it contains useful information for all features of the language. I referenced it constantly for the first year I wrote Go.
  • golang interface
    2 projects | /r/golang | 19 Sep 2022
    Hi! You can learn about interfaces in the very nice book The Go Programming Language
  • Learning a new language, or how I gained familiarity with Go
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Aug 2022
    I've been picking this up for work while reading "The Go Programming Language" (https://www.gopl.io/). I like using a book over picking small projects and repeatedly googling things because the book gives a lot of context. I know _how_ all the pieces fit together and am given credible recommendations on what to use and why. It's a slow way to learn "how to use X data structure", but a great way to know "how X data structure works under the hood and why/when that's important".

    The language itself is neat. Obviously very fast. Ergonomically sort of clunky (as compared to other languages, like TS or Python), but I think that'll smooth over with time. It also makes "hard things" in other languages simple, especially its threading and inter-thread communication.

  • Preferred resource for 'advanced' Go?
    4 projects | /r/golang | 11 Aug 2022
    The Go Programming Language (http://www.gopl.io/), is my favorite book.
  • Coming from Scala
    2 projects | /r/golang | 7 Jul 2022
    https://www.gopl.io/ It was written by one of the developers of the language. Most people recommend this as the first book to read. I'm new to Go too, I'll start with this.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing golangci-lint and gopl.io you can also consider the following projects:

ireturn - Accept Interfaces, Return Concrete Types

gosec - Golang security checker

golangci-lint-action - Official GitHub action for golangci-lint from its authors

go - The Go programming language

ls-lint - An extremely fast directory and filename linter - Bring some structure to your project filesystem

go-tools - Staticcheck - The advanced Go linter

golang-standards/project-layout - Standard Go Project Layout

maligned - Tool to detect Go structs that would take less memory if their fields were sorted.

viper - Go configuration with fangs

gofumpt - A stricter gofmt

errors - Go error library with error portability over the network

argslen - Go linter that warns about the number of arguments in functions.