On 13-04-15 02:50 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Marc Branchaud <marcn...@xiplink.com> writes:
>>> After that "clone" or "init" creates a repository, you still have to
>>> "add" if you want to make it a submodule to the toplevel.
>> To me it makes more sense to move the .git directory when the user invokes
>> "git submodule add" instead of creating it in an unusual place when the
>> sub-repo is cloned. After all, git can't *know* that it'll be a submodule
>> until it's submodule-added to the super-repo.
> It does not relieve "git add" (or "git submodulea add") from the
> responsibility of moving .git directory. It only reduces the need
> to do so.
> When the user says "add" and the repository has .git directory in
> it, "add" (or "submodule add") is still responsible for relocating
So it looks like the proposed change to git-clone provides no benefit to the
submodule-adding machinery, which still needs to know when and how to
relocate .git directories.
Ram, assuming Junio's explanations match your intentions, if the whole
motivation for this change is "to make 'git add' DTRT wrt submodules, and
deprecate 'git submodule add'" then I don't think it's bringing you any
closer to that goal.
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