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From: Mateusz Loskot <mateusz@loskot.net>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Suggestion: git clone should warn if repository has submodules
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2019 17:54:20 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CABUeae9JhQ+JcNzYRMr40T2FTCJChYEz_riUr6Q1O5YO0uEDng@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CADqa0D5wVWk2wa-raeVmCEhCqYznpba4TeUW_7UQOA0huR-RAg@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, 6 Aug 2019 at 16:04, Jason Sewall <jasonsewall@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Submodules are great, and I used them at work. The problem is, people
> wind up cloning my repos without --recursive and then nothing works
> for them, because  the submodules weren't populated and those
> ultimately are needed to build my code.

What you need is a simple document for your team that outlines the common
Git workflow or README.md in root directory of your repositories with
fat heading:

## Clone

```
git clone --recursive ...
```


A team in another company may require non-recursive clones by default
and warnings from git may be quite annoying. Given the fact there is not
one but may valid "my way"-s available, acceptable and supported by Git,
I think, babysitting behaviour is not quite aligned with its philosophy, is it?

Best regards,
-- 
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net

  reply	other threads:[~2019-08-06 15:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-06 14:03 Jason Sewall
2019-08-06 15:54 ` Mateusz Loskot [this message]
2019-08-06 15:58   ` Michal Suchánek

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