What do users need from their package dependency management? A lot has already been written on this including the output from a survey of Go developers, a specification for a dependency management tool by those who studied the issue and possible solutions, a series on vgo by Russ Cox, and even follow-upposts by Sam Boyer, one of the dep maintainers. With so many words already written, what more do people need to consider?
When Sam Boyer recently quoted Alistair Cockburn in his write-up on MVS failure modes I realized we aren’t all thinking of people the same way. Dependency management tools are there to aid people. Who are these people and what do they need and want?