> -----Original Message-----
> From: Heiko Voigt [mailto:hvo...@hvoigt.net]
> Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:10 PM
> To: David Turner
> Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: Uninitialized submodules as symlinks
> On Fri, Oct 07, 2016 at 06:17:05PM +0000, David Turner wrote:
> > Presently, uninitialized submodules are materialized in the working
> > tree as empty directories.  We would like to consider having them be
> > symlinks.  Specifically, we'd like them to be symlinks into a FUSE
> > filesystem which retrieves files on demand.
> How about portability? This feature would only work on Unix like operating
> systems. You have to be careful to not break Windows since they do not
> have symlinks.

Windows doesn't support FUSE either IIRC.  Since this would be an alternate 
mode of operation, Windows would still work fine on the old model.

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