Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> writes:
>> 2. Submodules aware of their superproject and of the parent's branches.
>> In other words, submodules would act as though under refs/ they
>> had a symlink
>> parent -> ../../../refs
>> So you could do
>> git checkout --recurse-submodules master
>> cd path/to/submodule
>> git checkout parent/heads/next
>> This would avoid danger from "git gc" in submodules and would
>> get rid of most of the motivation for named branches in the
>> submodule, I'd think.
> Are you assuming that they share their object stores?
No. The 'symlink' thing is a think-o. (When trying to explain the
idea I ended up oversimplifying and speaking nonsense.)
What I wanted to say is that parent/heads/next would be a way to
refer from the submodule to the same commit as
refers to in the parent.
Thanks for clarifying,
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