Golds is an experimental Go local docs server, a Go docs generator, and a Go code reader.

Demo: the generated docs for standard packages.

Code: on github. Any feedback, including PR and bug reports, are welcomed.

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The main usage of Golds is to start a local docs server for a project, to either read package docs or study source code of the project. We can

Each of the above commands will open a browser window automatically. We can use the -s or -silent options to turn off the behavior.

The second usage of Golds is to generate static HTML doc pages for a project:

The -dir option is optional and its default value is . (the working directory).

Please read the project readme file to get more options.

The third usage of Golds is to serve files within a directory. For example, we can run golds -dir=. (or simply golds) from the HTML docs generation directory to view the generated docs in browser.


What does Golds mean?

"Golds" is an abbreviation of Go local docs server.

Why Golds?

I didn't find a Go tool showing type implementation relations, so I decided to write one. In doing this, I got many new ideas which form the tool to the final Golds design.

Is Golds recommended to run locally?

Yes. But if you do want to serve your package docs on Internet, it is best to serve the generated HTML static doc pages to lower the server cost.

What are the requirements to run Golds?

If a Go project needs cgo, then a proper C/C++ compiler is needed.

Some projects might need large memory capacity to analyze. For example, the recommended memory capacity to analyze the Kubernetes project is 8G+. However, 500M to 2G memory is okay for most Go projects.

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