Heiko Voigt <hvo...@hvoigt.net> writes:

> On Mon, Mar 04, 2013 at 03:00:45PM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> So if you want a single boolean to toggle between the current
>> behaviour and the other one, it would be --post-order.  But you may
>> at least want to consider pros and cons of allowing users to give
>> two separate commands, one for the pre-order visitation (which is
>> the current "command") and the other for the post-order
>> visitation. Being able to run both might turn out to be useful.
> I second that. Having a --post-order=<command/script> switch will give
> us much more flexibility. For ease of use we could allow --post-order
> without command to switch the meaning of the main command.
> So a final solution would have these switches:
> git submodule foreach ... [--pre-order[=<command>]] 
> [--post-order[=<command>]] [<command>]
> If only --pre-order without argument is given the command will be
> executed pre-order. If only --post-order the command will be executed
> post-order. If both are given its an error and so on...
> There are some combinations we would need to catch as errors but this
> design should allow a step by step implementation:
>       1. just the --post-order switch
>       2. --post-order with argument switch
>       3. --pre-order (including argument) for symmetry of usage

Yeah, I think I can agree with that direction, and Eric's patch
could be that first step of the three-step progression, without
painting us into a corner we cannot get out of when we want to
advance to 2 and 3 later.

I was more interested in the design aspect and I didn't look at the
actual patch text, though.
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