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x/vgo: allow vendor at top level of build #25073
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Apr 25, 2018
@rsc can we please have an environment variable—akin to that venerable
The reason is that while $enterprise borderline caching proxies are a good thing—in theory, in practice we here at $dayjob are not yet ready to deploy something like this and are already using vendoring as an almost perfect solution to combat both the different variants of the "left-pad problem" (including the "github is down" one) and the versioning problem—everyone get the set of vendored packages of blessed versions, and the vendored packages get upgraded by explicit manual intervention after much discussion and experimentation and tests.