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cmd/go: go get -v is too verbose for repos with meta tags #23662
This is interjected for every repo that uses meta tags. It would be useful if there were a failure only. Instead it disrupts the usual pattern of listing packages that have been consulted to fulfil the command. There are other ways to get this information a user can use if they were curious, or needed to debug the situation.
Here's a full sample of the noise in a typical circumstance:
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go get -v is too verbose for repos with meta tags
cmd/go: go get -v is too verbose for repos with meta tags
Feb 2, 2018
Not to start a flame war, but, after switching the majority of my development to Go, the only thing I miss about NPM is being able to know what
I work from many offices, on planes and in coffee shops and knowing quickly if there's a problem adding packages is important for productivity. If the first download is going to be slow then the rest are too, and I need to get up and go find a better connection or I'll waste time.
There have been many thread comments on this, and I'm not complaining, or piling-on. I'm really happy with Go- it's amazing. And that's why it deserves a first class package-add experience too.
OK, my piece said, back to code..