John Keeping wrote:
> I do.  I quite often use "git add -p" to sort things out and submodules
> currently fit into that seamlessly: I can add the submodule and then
> wait until later to commit it, without needing to either clone and
> remember to "submodule add" later or commit and play with rebase.
> Losing the ability to do that is a major usability regression as far as
> I'm concerned.

I didn't realize people cared so deeply about this.  Sure, we can
emulate it: keeping the information in .git/link-specs/ doesn't sound
like a bad idea.  While it may feel like a hack, I think it's the
right approach if we want to support non-fs-backed objects in our
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