On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:11:43 AM UTC+2, Sarah Frawley wrote:
> Hi there
> I am a design automation engineer supporting 200+ designers who use git 
> for hardware design.  We also use the submodule feature where we can have 
> quite complex hierarchy’s with 10+ layers.  We have experience issues with 
> re-use of design projects was we move from one project derivative to 
> another due to the complexity of the hierarchy along with lack of 
> discipline (using absolute paths in .gitmodule files). To enforce more 
> discipline I am currently working on a pre-commit hook to check the 
> integrity of .gitmodule files.  I would be interested in seeing how other 
> users in the community find submodules for large scale projects and if 
> there are any best known methods for using them.
I think submodules are still considered advanced for many of the users on 
this list, and many downright avoid them.

You may be able to gather some more feedback from sharing your plans and 
ideas with the Git development mailing list [1], as at least it is 
frequented by the submodule developers. 

I would also recommend investing a good few hours in trawling Google for 
"real" deep articles on experiences and recommendations on using 
submodules, as I know they are out there, but unfortunately buried in a mix 
of articles about "submodules for newbies" and "submodules sucks".

[1] https://gist.github.com/tfnico/4441562 

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