A question about the dev process, when working with dependencies.
In the module ‘worker’ I import ‘data’. I use ‘go get -u github.com/thisdougb/data/’, so data is referenced in worker/mod.go with a version.
What is the Go approach to avoid the round trip of commit/push/go get, and instead reference ‘data’ via the local filesystem during development? So as I save changes (pre commit) my ‘worker’ module picks up the changes.
You can use the
replace clause inside
worker/go.mod to define local import pathing. Example:
github.com/thisdougb/data => ./tmp/local/data
However, you do need to keep local “data” path available for import and must have a
go.mod in it. You then need to clone
github.com/thisdougb/data into the relative path
The local import pathing can also accept absolute path.
Normally I would remove the clause before I commit a release. If you decide to keep it. You must ensure the distribution is capable to getting its own “data” package in the specified path.
Yes, I can strip out the replace statement during the CI pipeline. If I use single statements I can grep them out, during deploy/test.
require github.com/thisdougb/data v1.1.1
replace github.com/thisdougb/data => ../data // not-prod
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