On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 7:51 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Lars Hjemli <hje...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> Come to think of it, is there a reason why "for-each-repo" should
>>> not be an extention to "submodule foreach"? We can view this as
>>> visiting repositories that _could_ be registered as a submodule, in
>>> addition to iterating over the registered submodules, no?
>> Yes, but I see some possible problems with that approach:
>> -'git for-each-repo' does not need to be started from within a git worktree
> True, but "git submodule foreach --untracked" can be told that it is
> OK not (yet) to be in any superproject, no?
>> -'git for-each-repo' and 'git submodule foreach' have different
>> semantics for --dirty and --clean
> That could be a problem. Is there a good reason why they should use
> different definitions of dirtyness?
I suspected that 'submodule foreach --dirty' might want to compare the
HEAD sha1 in the submodule against the one recorded in the
superproject (similar to what 'git submodule status' does), but such a
check could be triggered by a different flag (e.g. --behind/--ahead or
>> -'git for-each-repo' is in C because my 'git-all' shell script was
>> horribly slow on large directory trees (especially on windows)
> Your for-each-repo could be a good basis to build a new builtin
> "submodule--foreach" that is a pure helper hidden from the end users
> that does both; cmd_foreach() in git-submodule.sh can simply delegate
> to it.
Ok, I'll rework my patches in this direction. Thanks.
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