On Mon, Feb 03, 2014 at 08:52:49PM +0100, Jens Lehmann wrote:
> Implement the functionality needed to enable work tree manipulating
> commands to that a deleted submodule should not only affect the index
> (leaving all the files of the submodule in the work tree) but also to
> remove the work tree of the superproject (including any untracked
> files).
> That will only work properly when the submodule uses a gitfile instead of
> a .git directory and no untracked files are present. Otherwise the removal
> will fail with a warning (which is just what happened until now).

I'm having trouble parsing this one.  How about:

  Add a depopulate_submodule helper which removes the submodule
  working directory without touching the index.  This will only work
  properly when the submodule uses a gitfile…


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