On 09/27, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Brandon Williams <bmw...@google.com> writes:
> > Well maybe...I don't really know much about how the prefix interacts in
> > every scenario but would what you describe still work if we are in a sub
> > dir of the superproject (which contains other directorys and perhaps a
> > submodule) and execute a --recurse-submodules command in the
> > subdirectory?  I suspect we don't want to force users to be in the root
> > directory of the project in order to use --recurse-submodules.
> You need to remember "must be at the top" is relevant only to the
> command that is invoked with --super-prefix, not the recursive one
> that drives such a process.
> Suppose your superproject is organized like so:
>     - file-at-top
>       a/file-in-A
>       a/b (submodule)
>       a/b/file-at-top-of-B
>       c/  (submodule)
>       c/file-at-top-of-C
> If you are in a subdirectory of your superproject, say, a/,
>     cd a && git ls-files --recurse-submodules -- "b*"
> I would expect we would recurse into the submodule at "a/b" and find
> "b/file-at-top-of-B".  What does the internal invocation to do so
> would look like?  I would think "git -C b --super=b ls-files" that
> is run from "a".
> Your code would is already prepared to find "file-at-top-of-B" in
> the index of the submodule, prepend "b/" to it and report the result
> as "b/file-at-top-of-B" when such a call is made, I think.
> Now, can you refer to c/ and c/file-at-top-of-C while sitting at a/?
>     cd a && git ls-files --recurse-submodules -- "../c*"
> would be the top-level invocation.  This would iterate over the
> index of the superproject, trying to find what matches "c*" (or,
> "../c*" relative to "a" i.e. where you are), find that 'c' that is a
> submodule, and invoke "git -C ../c --super=../c ls-files"
> internally, I would imagine.  I think your code is prepared to
> accept this case as well.
> In any case, the "must be at the top" does not come into the picture
> at all for the end-user interaction, i.e. invocation of the command
> that is told to recurse into submodules, so we'd be OK.

Thanks for the clear explination that makes sense.

Also, --super-prefix as a name is growing on me :)

Brandon Williams

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