On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 11:26:17PM +0100, Jens Lehmann wrote: > Am 10.12.2013 00:40, schrieb Junio C Hamano: > > Heiko Voigt <hvo...@hvoigt.net> writes: > >> This notion has changed in a way that only the url (by that the > >> name) should be copied on init. The default for everything else > >> should come from .gitmodules or gits own default. > > > > I think you need to be a bit careful here. I do not think > > everything should blindly default to .gitmodules (otherwise there > > are obvious security implications as well as usability ones). > > I believe everything except the URL should default to .gitmodules, > for the same reasons we already do that for fetch and ignore . > But it should not do so blindly and take precautions that this only > happens for safe values.
I think the "safety of .git/config vs. convenience of .gitmodules" balance is going to break down differently for different folks. That's why I proposed get_submodule_config()  and submodule.<name>.active as an activation marker [2,3]. Then users can move as much or as little of the submodule config from .gitmodules into .git/config to strike the balance they feel is appropriate. For safety, maybe the default `init` should copy *everything* into .git/config, after which users can remove stuff they'd like to delegate to .gitmodules. Cheers, Trevor : http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/210930 : http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/211014 : http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/211042 -- This email may be signed or encrypted with GnuPG (http://www.gnupg.org). For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy
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