On Thu, Jan 09, 2014 at 02:09:37AM +0100, Francesco Pretto wrote:
> 2014/1/9 W. Trevor King <wk...@tremily.us>:
> >   [branch "my-feature"]
> >         remote = origin
> >         merge = refs/heads/my-feature
> >         [submodule "submod"]
> >             local-branch = "my-feature"
> >
> > and I don't think Git's config supports such nesting.
> Aesthetically, It doesn't look very nice.

The INI syntax does not lend itself to easy nesting, but I'm pretty
sure some mapping from (<superproject-branch>, <submodule-name>) to
<submodule-local-branch-name> is what we need for submodule checkouts.
I'm just not sure where local overides to the per-branch .gitmodules
should live.  We could turn it around, and store:

  [superproject "<superproject-branch>"]
      local-branch = "<submodule-local-branch-name>"

in .git/modules/<submodule-name>/config, with the UI:

  $ cd submodule
  $ git config superproject.<superproject-branch>.local-branch = 

Not beautiful, but maybe a bit more palatable, and already supported
by Git's current config parser.  That's enough that I can work up a
patch that will hopefully clarify my position ;).


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