On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Francis Moreau <francis.m...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Is it possible to keep submodules notes in the super project  ?

Not easily. I guess it depends on what you want to use the notes for.
In order for notes to be generally useful (i.e. show up in logs,
surviving a notes prune, etc.) they really must reside in the same
repo as the annotated objects [1]. Now, if all your interaction with
notes happens through scripts that you control, then I guess it would
be possible to hack this in some sort of semi-workable way, but you
would still have to make sure never to run "git notes prune" in the
super project. I guess the real question here is: Why would you want
to do this? and is there maybe some other way your use case can be


[1]: If you were to annotate objects in a submodule, but then store
the notes objects in the super project, it would be impossible for
"git log" in the submodule to find the notes objects, and your log
would show no notes. Similarly, a "git log" in the super project would
see a lot of notes objects pointing to non-existing objects (because
those objects live in the submodule), hence the notes objects would be
removed when running "git notes prune" in the super project.

Johan Herland, <jo...@herland.net>
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