Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Ramkumar Ramachandra
> <artag...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Let's compare the two alternatives: .gitmodules versus link object.
>> If I want my fork of .gitmodules, I create a commit on top.
> Or you could also just edit and carry a dirty .gitmodules around for
> your personal use-case.
Just take the link's buffer with you everywhere. All you have to do
is git edit-link <name> and paste the file's contents there, instead
of opening .gitmodules directly in your editor.
> And I don't see what you can do with the link objects that you cannot
> do with .gitmodules. That's what it really boils down to. .gitmodules
> do actually work. Your extensions would work with them too.
If it came to that, you could write a huge Perl script to solve
everything with a .githack. It breaks the internal symmetry of the
repository, which is why git-submodule is having such a field day.
I'm trying to prove, in my series, that making fundamental changes
lets us get rid of a huge amount of complexity.
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