Am 23.07.2012 22:34, schrieb Junio C Hamano:
> Jens Lehmann <> writes:
>> We could get rid of the core.worktree setting by assuming that the
>> directory a gitfile was found in is the root of the repo's work
>> tree (unless configured otherwise).
> Now you lost me.  If you have .git that is not a directory but is a
> gitfile, then you do not need GIT_DIR nor GIT_WORK_TREE in the first
> place, no?

Not inside the submodule, me thinks they only make sense in the
superproject (that's why we clean the environment before working
inside the submodule). But setting the superproject's GIT_WORK_TREE
to something else won't work for an already initialized submodule,
as the core.worktree setting will still point to the old work tree
which was set when the submodule was initialized. One could expect
the submodule's work tree to be $GIT_WORK_TREE/$sm_path when
GIT_WORK_TREE is set, but it isn't.
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