Francesco Pretto <cez...@gmail.com> writes:
> Like you said, "it already refers to checkout and handles it
> correctly". I think the use of the simple present tense here is
> correct: it's a fact. Feel free to advice another wording if you
It is not about preference but what we want to convey to the
readers. When you start the sentence with "Oh, it already works
correctly", the readers need to see this sentence finished: "It
already works, it is handled correctly, but we change the code
nevertheless because ...?".
Here is my attempt to fill that "because ..." part:
Subject: git-submodule.sh: 'checkout' is a valid update mode
'checkout' is documented as one of the valid values for
'submodule.<name>.update' variable, and in a repository with
the variable set to 'checkout', "git submodule update"
command do update using the 'checkout' mode.
However, it has been an accident that the implementation
works this way; any unknown value would trigger the same
codepath and update using the 'checkout' mode.
Tighten the codepath and explicitly list 'checkout' as one
of the known update modes, and error out when an unknown
update mode is used.
Also, teach the codepath that initializes the configuration
variable from in-tree .gitmodules that 'checkout' is one of
the valid values---the code since ac1fbbda (submodule: do
not copy unknown update mode from .gitmodules, 2013-12-02)
used to treat the value 'checkout' as unknown and mapped it
to 'none', which made little sense.
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