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 > prefer.
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. -- 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