On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 01:29:12PM -0500, Phil Hord wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 12:54 PM, W. Trevor King <wk...@tremily.us> wrote:
> > [snip initial thoughts leading to the update --remote v5]
> I was thinking the same thing, but reading this whole thread a couple of
> weeks late.  Thanks for noticing.
> Moreover, I think that 'git submodule update --pull' is also the wrong way
> to spell this action.   Maybe you are misled from the outset by your
> current workflow:

Did you see my v5 (add --remote) series?

> For that reason, I don't like the --pull switch since it implies a
> fetch, but I will not always want to do a fetch.

  $ git submodule update --remote --no-fetch

will not fetch the submodule remotes.

> I don't know which remote I should be tracking, though.  I suppose
> it is 'origin' for now, but maybe it is just whatever
> $superproject's HEAD's remote-tracking branch indicates.

With the --remote series, I always use "origin" because that's what
`submodule add` should be setting up.  If people want to change that
up by hand, we may need a submodule.<name>.remote configuration

> I am not sure I want the gitlinks in superproject to update automatically
> in the index, but I definitely do not want to automatically create a commit
> for them.

Commits are dissabled by default (see my recent --commit RFC for how
they would be enabled).

> But I really don't want to figure out how to handle submodule
> collisions during a merge (or rebase!) of my superproject with changes that
> someone else auto-committed in his local $superproject as he and I
> arbitrarily floated up the upstream independently.  There is nothing but
> loathing down that path.

This is true.  I'm not sure how gitlink collisions are currently


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