It is immensely valuable to be able to look at any Go code, whether in the toolchain, the standard library, or a random stackoverflow snippet, and not have to think about formatting at all.
That's not the case at all. The Go compiler treats an arbitrary few lint issues as compiler errors (e.g. unused imports), code which is not gofmt-formatted isn't a compiler error.
you can't even comment out your code while debugging. annoying as hell.
- reformat the whole codebase
- build (if needed, e.g a C++ project)
- run all tests
The programming workflow is then:
- edit code
- run the 'check' script