Bazel’s philosophy strongly encourages binding to exact, specific versions of all third-party dependencies to help ensure reproducible builds. As Bazel users, we must remember to extend this philosophy to Bazel itself.
When setting up a Bazel-based build system, you should choose a specific version of Bazel and require all developers and the build system to use it. This can be done in a few ways:
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