On Sat, Dec 01, 2012 at 04:56:02PM +0100, Jens Lehmann wrote:
> Am 01.12.2012 00:52, schrieb Phil Hord:
> > If I never 'submodule init' a submodule, it does not get visited by
> > 'git submodule foreach', among others.  I think some people use this
> > behavior explicitly.
> > 
> > On the other hand, I've also notice that a submodule which I have
> > removed does not get de-inited later one.  It causes my 'git submodule
> > foreach' to emit errors.  :-(
> 
> I'm currently hacking on "git submodule deinit" which removes the 'url'
> setting from git/config. This should do the trick for you, right?
> 
> Just removing that submodule automagically would not work that well, as
> it would deinitialize a submodule when you switch to a branch where it
> isn't present and you'd have to reinitialize it when you come back.

I think this is another case where we should be looping through
submodules based on the revision-specific .gitmodules content, and
querying the local config only to determine if the user wants to
update them (to drop into them with foreach, etc.).

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