Buck: go_binary()
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This is liable to change in the future.

A go_binary() rule builds a native executable from the supplied set of Go source files and dependencies. The files supplied are expected to be in the main package, implicitly.

Buck currently supports Go version 1.10.


  • name (required) #

    The short name for this build target.

  • srcs (required) #

    The set of source files to be compiled by this rule. .go files will be compiled with the Go compiler, .s files will be compiled with the assembler, and everything else is assumed to be files that may be #included by the assembler.

  • deps (defaults to []) #

    The set of dependencies of this rule. Currently, this only supports go_library rules.

  • compiler_flags (defaults to []) #

    The set of additional compiler flags to pass to go tool compile.

  • assembler_flags (defaults to []) #

    The set of additional assembler flags to pass to go tool asm.

  • linker_flags (defaults to []) #

    Extra linker flags passed to go link

  • external_linker_flags (defaults to []) #

    Extra external linker flags passed to go link via -extld argument. If argument is non-empty or cgo_library is used, the link mode will switch to external.

  • resources (defaults to []) #

    Static files to be symlinked into the working directory of the test. You can access these in your by opening the files as relative paths, e.g. ioutil.ReadFile("testdata/input").

  • visibility (defaults to []) #

    List of build target patterns that identify the build rules that can include this rule as a dependency, for example, by listing it in their deps or exported_deps attributes. For more information, see visibility.

  • licenses (defaults to []) #

    Set of license files for this library. To get the list of license files for a given build rule and all of its dependencies, you can use buck query.

  • labels (defaults to []) #

    Set of arbitrary strings which allow you to annotate a build rule with tags that can be searched for over an entire dependency tree using buck query attrfilter().


For more examples, check out our integration tests.