Versioned Go and the future of package management

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Once upon a time

Go packaging and distribution has been always a problem. Since the earliest versions, Go packaging relies on a directory in the machine where all the code is placed. This directory, stored in a global variable named $GOPATH, it doesn’t only have your source code, but also all the dependencies it uses. Dependencies are added and pulled from control…

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Alberto de Murga

Alberto de Murga

Software engineer at I write about tech, mostly *nix, JS & Go. Also life stuff, learning languages and hobbies.

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