[CC'ing the submodule area experts.]

Henri GEIST <geist.he...@laposte.net> writes:

> This new option prevent git submodule <add|update> to clone the missing
> submodules with the --separate-git-dir option.
> Then the submodule will be regular repository and their gitdir will not
> be placed in the superproject gitdir/modules directory.
> Signed-off-by: Henri GEIST <geist.he...@laposte.net>
> ---


The above describes what the new option does, but does not explain
why the new option is a good idea in the first place.

Given that we used to directly clone into the superproject's working
tree like this patch does, realized that it was a very bad idea and
are trying to move to the direction of keeping it in modules/
subdirectory of the superproject's .git directory, there needs to be
a very good explanation to justify why this "going backwards" is
sometimes a desirable thing.

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