On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 2:31 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Stefan Beller <sbel...@google.com> writes:
>> I thought about rolling it as a strict bugfix; but the bug is shaded by the
>> inverse bug in the helper, so the user would never see an issue.
> Ahh, OK, because the helper accepts "--reference" "--reference=foo"
> as a OPT_STRING whose value happens to be "--reference=foo", and
> then uses
> if (suc->reference)
> argv_array_push(&child->args, suc->reference)
> where suc->reference _is_ "--reference=foo" when invoking the
> underlying "git clone", it cancels out.
> Then it is OK.
> In fact there is NO bug. It just is that update_clone subcommand
> used a convention different from others that took the whole
> --option=arg as a parameter to --reference option. It could be
> argued that it is an API bug between git-submodule.sh and
> git-submodule--helper, but nobody else goes through this "weird"
> interface, so it is not worth splitting the patch.
I'll mention the fix of the API bug in the reroll then.
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