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For this extension to work, you need to install several Go tools in GOPATH. How did you manage your GOPATH across multiple projects? Do you have a single GOPATH for every project or each project has its own GOPATH?

I set my GOPATH to my home dir, and only use a single GOPATH for all projects. This way things are where you might expect relative to your home dir (If thinking in FHS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard). For example, executables end up in ~/bin, everything else is in ~/src.

Never had any issues with this setup.

I have a single $GOPATH per project and always recommend doing so. If you vendor code with a tool like godep[0], having one shared $GOPATH is a nightmare. Other tools might work better, but this is basically the standard for the projects I work on. I basically just have a zsh alias[1] that combines z[2] and sets the $GOPATH to $PWD split on "src". I do share a single $GOBIN set to $HOME/bin, though.

[0]: https://github.com/tools/godep

[1]: https://github.com/jzelinskie/dotfiles/blob/04ad026f30782189...

[2]: https://github.com/rupa/z

Using govendor with my stuff and a shared GOPATH. I haven't noticed an issue, I wonder what makes it a nightmare for you?

I have a similar setup, but I actually alias the go command itself so I don't have to type anything special.

At work we have a monorepo and therefore a single GOPATH (we use a tool called glock for dependency pinning).

A monorepo a fantastic way to live, but I totally understand that it doesn't work for everyone.

> Do you have a single GOPATH for every project or each project has its own GOPATH?

Yes, a single GOPATH/workspace for all projects, as it is described here: https://golang.org/doc/code.html#Overview

Gaah, I thought this will provide me with some motivation to try writing some Go code but can't even get started with installing the analysis tools - cannot find package "golang.org/x/tools/go/types". Anyway will debug that one later but if anyone has a hint, go ahead.

If the automated install of the analysis tools doesn't work, you can always just manually install them into your GOPATH. See https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode-go#tools.

Thanks, but manual install fails with same error for golint and goreturns.

I ended up git cloning into my %GOPATH%\src\golang.org\x from https://go.googlesource.com/tools and https://go.googlesource.com/net - that seems to have fixed it.

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