HomeDocs
DocsCommunityTestimonialsUsersGitHubTwitterBlogJobsTermsPrivacyCookies
TermsPrivacyCookies
Hey! These docs are for version 2.13, which is no longer officially supported. Click here for the latest version, 2.17!


A package from a third-party Go module.

You should not explicitly create this target in BUILD files. Instead, add a `go_mod` target where you have your `go.mod` file, which will generate `go_third_party_package` targets for you.

Make sure that your `go.mod` and `go.sum` files include this package's module.

Backend: <span style="color: purple"><code>pants.backend.experimental.go</code></span>

## <code>import_path</code>

<span style="color: purple">type: <code>str</code></span> <span style="color: green">required</span>

Import path in Go code to import this package.

This field should not be overridden; use the value from target generation.

## <code>dependencies</code>

<span style="color: purple">type: <code>Iterable[str] | None</code></span> <span style="color: green">default: <code>None</code></span>

Addresses to other targets that this target depends on, e.g. ['helloworld/subdir:lib', 'helloworld/main.py:lib', '3rdparty:reqs#django'].

This augments any dependencies inferred by Pants, such as by analyzing your imports. Use `./pants dependencies` or `./pants peek` on this target to get the final result.

See [Targets and BUILD files](🔗) and [Targets and BUILD files](🔗) for more about how addresses are formed, including for generated targets. You can also run `./pants list ::` to find all addresses in your project, or `./pants list dir:` to find all addresses defined in that directory.

If the target is in the same BUILD file, you can leave off the BUILD file path, e.g. `:tgt` instead of `helloworld/subdir:tgt`. For generated first-party addresses, use `./` for the file path, e.g. `./main.py:tgt`; for all other generated targets, use `:tgt#generated_name`.

You may exclude dependencies by prefixing with `!`, e.g. `['!helloworld/subdir:lib', '!./sibling.txt']`. Ignores are intended for false positives with dependency inference; otherwise, simply leave off the dependency from the BUILD file.

## <code>description</code>

<span style="color: purple">type: <code>str | None</code></span> <span style="color: green">default: <code>None</code></span>

A human-readable description of the target.

Use `./pants list --documented ::` to see all targets with descriptions.

## <code>tags</code>

<span style="color: purple">type: <code>Iterable[str] | None</code></span> <span style="color: green">default: <code>None</code></span>

Arbitrary strings to describe a target.

For example, you may tag some test targets with 'integration_test' so that you could run `./pants --tag='integration_test' test ::` to only run on targets with that tag.