Am 26.06.2013 23:03, schrieb Junio C Hamano: > Fredrik Gustafsson <iv...@iveqy.com> writes: > >> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:11:32AM +0200, Heiko Voigt wrote: >>> On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 12:49:25AM +0200, Fredrik Gustafsson wrote: >>>> Used only when a clone is initialized. This is useful when the submodule(s) >>>> are huge and you're not really interested in anything but the latest >>>> commit. >>>> >>>> Signed-off-by: Fredrik Gustafsson <iv...@iveqy.com> >>> >>> I this is a valid use case. But this option only makes sense when a >>> submodule is newly cloned so I am not sure whether submodule update is >>> the correct place. Let me think about this a little more. Since we do >>> not have any extra command that initiates the clone this is probably the >>> only place we can put this option. But at the moment it does not feel >>> completely right. >>> >>> Apart from that the code looks good. If the user does a checkout of a >>> revision that was not fetched submodule update will error out the same >>> way as if someone forgot to push his submodule changes. So that should >>> not be a problem. >> >> I agree and would love to say that I've a more beautiful solution, but >> I haven't. >> >> The only other solution I can think about is to add a git >> submodule clone that will do only clones of non-cloned submodules. > > The "update" subcommand already has "--init" to do "init && update", > and it would not complain if a given submodule is what you already > have shown interest in, so in that sense, I do not think what the > posted patch does is too bad---if it is already cloned, it just > ignores the depth altogether and makes sure the repository is there. > A separate "submodule clone" would only make it more cumbersome to > use, I suspect.
Yup, I see no need for a new command either. Me too thinks adding "--depth" to "update" makes sense (and I don't think that this pretty generic name will become a problem later in case someone wants to add a maximum recursion depth, as grep already uses "--max-depth" for the same purpose). But "--depth" should also be added to the "submodule add" command. As an example we already have the "--reference" option, which is passed to clone on add and update. Additionally that one supports the form with and without '=', so I'd prefer the new update option to basically re-use the same code the reference option uses. And at least two tests, of course ;-) -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html