Go for Visual Studio Code VS GNU/Emacs go-mode

Compare Go for Visual Studio Code vs GNU/Emacs go-mode and see what are their differences.

GNU/Emacs go-mode

Emacs mode for the Go programming language (by dominikh)
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Go for Visual Studio Code

Posts with mentions or reviews of Go for Visual Studio Code. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-30.

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.
  • setting up emacs for go programming language
    4 projects | reddit.com/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 So a lot of older websites that suggest how to configure go-mode might be outdated, because of the cultural shift away from the unix-ish little, collaborative utilities approach.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 "Dash.app" ?
    6 projects | reddit.com/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 | reddit.com/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 https://github.com/dominikh/go-mode.el

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Go for Visual Studio Code and GNU/Emacs go-mode you can also consider the following projects:

Local Golang playground - GNU/Emacs mode that setup local Go playground for code snippets like play.golang.org or even better :)

vim-go - Go development plugin for Vim


lsp-mode - Emacs client/library for the Language Server Protocol

GoSublime - A Golang plugin collection for SublimeText 3, providing code completion and other IDE-like features.

vscode-go - Go extension for Visual Studio Code

gocode - An autocompletion daemon for the Go programming language

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

theia-go-extension - Theia Go Extension

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