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Folks, I have a question. I understand that original purpose of
dotenv was to make it easier to set environment in
test. However why can't we use it in production? For example, a user may predefine a set of libraries starting with
~/.<product_name> and then having
/var/<product_name> farther in the list. In this case users may create
env file outside of the product and redeploy newer versions of their software without any customization - it is all kept externally.
Well, why I am saying this... Your doc explicitly says that
dotenv is used for
test only, that's why our IT doesn't allow it in production saying "it is not used in production". No technical reasons help - they say that creators themselves say that this is not for production.