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From: Derrick Stolee <>
To: Johannes Schindelin <>,
	Jakub Narebski <>
Cc: Shourya Shukla <>,,,,
Subject: Re: Converting scripted commands to built-ins, was Re: [GSoC] Exploring Previous year Projects
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 10:14:22 -0500
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In-Reply-To: <>

On 1/30/2020 6:10 AM, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> Large parts of `git submodule` are already implemented in `git
> submodule--helper`, so that's a head start (thanks Stephan Beller!).

As I recall, a bit part of what prevented more going into submodule--helper
was isolating the_repository and allowing multiple repositories in-memory
at once. That effort has stalled since Stephan has moved to other things.
(I will also admit that perhaps I am wrong: is it complete, rather than

I would be happy to see more progress in this area, and it could be a good
way to get familiar with the codebase and submitting patches.

> Realistically, I think that it would be possible for a GSoC student who is
> already very familiar with the code base and with submodules to finish the
> conversion of `git submodule` in one season.

Even assuming the most generous definition of "very familiar" I'm not sure
this is the case. But I also don't meet the bar of "very familiar" when it
comes to the submodule code.
So, I'm sending this message just to say "DRAGONS BE HERE" and recommend
taking on a smaller project.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-01-30 15:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-29 17:12 Shourya Shukla
2020-01-29 19:15 ` Jakub Narebski
2020-01-30 11:10   ` Converting scripted commands to built-ins, was " Johannes Schindelin
2020-01-30 15:14     ` Derrick Stolee [this message]
2020-01-31  9:32       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-01-31  9:57         ` Johannes Schindelin

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