Overview

This is the source code repository for the Go programming language.  

For documentation about how to install and use Go,
visit http://golang.org/ or load doc/install.html in your web browser.

After installing Go, you can view a nicely formatted
doc/install.html by running godoc --http=:6060
and then visiting http://localhost:6060/doc/install.html.

Unless otherwise noted, the Go source files are distributed
under the BSD-style license found in the LICENSE file.

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Binary Distribution Notes

If you have just untarred a binary Go distribution, you need to set
the environment variable $GOROOT to the full path of the go
directory (the one containing this README).  You can omit the
variable if you unpack it into /usr/local/go, or if you rebuild
from sources by running all.bash (see doc/install.html).
You should also add the Go binary directory $GOROOT/bin
to your shell's path.

For example, if you extracted the tar file into $HOME/go, you might
put the following in your .profile:

    export GOROOT=$HOME/go
    export PATH=$PATH:$GOROOT/bin

See doc/install.html for more details.


Modifications in the forked version
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01June2011
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Under MSYS, proper path handling for GOBIN and GOROOT when building
the toolchain. See the top of env.bash. Added this information
section to the top level readme.

21June2011
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Remove PWD variable and do an immediate assignment for QUOTED_GOBIN.
Make.inc, Make.clib, and Make.ccmd.
Formerly http://codereview.appspot.com/4631057/

18Sept2011
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Fix make file typo in this file. Added STRACE check in Make.clib.
The STRACE flag enables pre-pending of PWD to the name of each
source file being compiled-for stack trace purposes. To enable the 
feature set the flag as follows: $ STRACE=1 ./all.bash   

10Nov2011
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Removed the dry run compile switch; there's already a builtin -e switch 
that removes the compile error limit.