GitHub supported manifest files


GitHub has the concept of a dependency graph you can view in a public or private repo, to view relationships between dependencies and be alerted to security issues. According to one of my public repos, emphasis added:

To enable the dependency graph, your repository must define dependencies in one of the supported manifest file types, like package.json or Gemfile.

Interesting, I wonder what other manifest files are supported? Let’s click the link and find out:

To enable the dependency graph for your project, your repository must define Ruby or JavaScript dependencies in either a Gemfile or package.json file.

Huh, that was it?

The issue is like and either are not equivalent. The word like in this context suggests a partial subset; you wouldn’t say there are two condiment choices, like mustard and tomato sauce.

We have both kinds, country and western!

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