Jens Lehmann <> writes:

> Am 04.09.2013 08:31, schrieb Matthieu Moy:
>> "brian m. carlson" <> writes:
>>> Tests are included which verify that this change has no effect on git 
>>> submodule
>>> summary without the --for-status option.
>> I still don't understand why this is needed.
> To avoid a change in behavior for "git submodule summary", as that
> never honored the submodule.*.ignore nor the diff.ignoreSubmodules
> setting (and I don't think it ever should).

I don't get it. If the goal is to keep the old behavior, then "git
status" shouldn't be changed either. Fixing bugs needs to change the

IOW, why was it a bug that "git status" showed ignored submodules and
not a bug that "git submodule summary" did the same?

> Fine by me, what would you propose to clarify that? (Though I have the
> suspicion that the explanation will be three years late ;-)

I have no idea, as I do not understand the reason myself yet. I'm not a
frequent user of submodules and not a user of the ignore option at all,
so I can't tell what's best. I'd just like the new behavior to be
justified somewhere.

Matthieu Moy
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