Am 28.03.2014 18:10, schrieb W. Trevor King: > On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 05:57:50PM +0100, Jens Lehmann wrote: >> Am 28.03.2014 04:58, schrieb W. Trevor King: >>> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 08:52:55PM -0700, W. Trevor King wrote: >>>> No the remote branch is in the upstream subproject. I suppose I meant >>>> “the submodule's remote-tracking branch following the upstream >>>> subproject's HEAD which we just fetched so it's fairly current” ;). >>> >>> Hmm, maybe we should change the existing “upstream submodule” to >>> “upstream subproject” for consistency? >> >> For me it's still an "upstream submodule" ... > > We have a few existing “[upstream] subproject” references though. I > prefer subproject, because the submodule's upstream repository is > likely a bare repo and not a submodule itself. It's also possible > (likely?) that the upstream repository is a stand-alone project, and > not designed to always be a submodule. However, “upstream submodule” > and “submodule's upstream” are both clear enough, and if they're the > consensus phrasing, I'd rather standardize on them than jump back and > forth between phrasings in the docs. I can write up a patch that > shifts us to consistently use one form, once we decide what that > should be (although I'm happy to let someone else write the patch too > ;).
Apart from the RelNotes there are only seven places in the Documentation directory where the term "subproject" is used: - Two in git-submodule.txt (which are those you recently added in the series that introduced the regression and would be gone if we revert that) - One in git-write-tree.txt (but as I understand it the --prefix option can be used to record tree objects for other tools too, so the more generic term subproject looks OK to me there) - Four occurrences in user-manual.txt describing the diff format for submodules (which I assume will always stay "[+-]Subproject" for backwards compatibility reasons) If we do not revert your series I'll be happy to write up a patch replacing the two usages of subproject in git-submodule.txt ;-) -- 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