package printer

Import Path
	go/printer (on golang.org and go.dev)

Dependency Relation
	imports 15 packages, and imported by one package

Involved Source Files gobuild.go nodes.go Package printer implements printing of AST nodes.
Code Examples package main import ( "bytes" "fmt" "go/ast" "go/parser" "go/printer" "go/token" "strings" ) func parseFunc(filename, functionname string) (fun *ast.FuncDecl, fset *token.FileSet) { fset = token.NewFileSet() if file, err := parser.ParseFile(fset, filename, nil, 0); err == nil { for _, d := range file.Decls { if f, ok := d.(*ast.FuncDecl); ok && f.Name.Name == functionname { fun = f return } } } panic("function not found") } func main() { // Parse source file and extract the AST without comments for // this function, with position information referring to the // file set fset. funcAST, fset := parseFunc("example_test.go", "ExampleFprint") // Print the function body into buffer buf. // The file set is provided to the printer so that it knows // about the original source formatting and can add additional // line breaks where they were present in the source. var buf bytes.Buffer printer.Fprint(&buf, fset, funcAST.Body) // Remove braces {} enclosing the function body, unindent, // and trim leading and trailing white space. s := buf.String() s = s[1 : len(s)-1] s = strings.TrimSpace(strings.ReplaceAll(s, "\n\t", "\n")) // Print the cleaned-up body text to stdout. fmt.Println(s) }
Package-Level Type Names (total 3)
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A CommentedNode bundles an AST node and corresponding comments. It may be provided as argument to any of the Fprint functions. Comments []*ast.CommentGroup // *ast.File, or ast.Expr, ast.Decl, ast.Spec, or ast.Stmt
A Config node controls the output of Fprint. // default: 0 (all code is indented at least by this much) // default: 0 // default: 8 Fprint "pretty-prints" an AST node to output for a given configuration cfg. Position information is interpreted relative to the file set fset. The node type must be *ast.File, *CommentedNode, []ast.Decl, []ast.Stmt, or assignment-compatible to ast.Expr, ast.Decl, ast.Spec, or ast.Stmt.
A Mode value is a set of flags (or 0). They control printing. const RawFormat const SourcePos const TabIndent const UseSpaces
Package-Level Functions (only one)
Fprint "pretty-prints" an AST node to output. It calls Config.Fprint with default settings. Note that gofmt uses tabs for indentation but spaces for alignment; use format.Node (package go/format) for output that matches gofmt.
Package-Level Constants (total 4)
const RawFormat Mode = 1 // do not use a tabwriter; if set, UseSpaces is ignored
const SourcePos Mode = 8 // emit //line directives to preserve original source positions
const TabIndent Mode = 2 // use tabs for indentation independent of UseSpaces
const UseSpaces Mode = 4 // use spaces instead of tabs for alignment