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From: Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>
To: Lars Schneider <larsxschneider@gmail.com>
Cc: Heiko Voigt <hvoigt@hvoigt.net>, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>, Brandon Williams <bmwill@google.com>, "git@vger.kernel.org" <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] pull: respect submodule update configuration
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:48:10 -0700
Message-ID: <CAGZ79kZMjGNOn0FnJGtO5gRY3rF0Eiow8n0uppTZsCUAHY+m3A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <85ED93BC-1E27-4B8D-856D-090C6860BAB0@gmail.com>

On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 10:20 AM, Lars Schneider
<larsxschneider@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 21 Aug 2017, at 18:55, Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:20 AM, Heiko Voigt <hvoigt@hvoigt.net> wrote:
>>
>>>> So I am a bit curious to learn which part of this change you dislike
>>>> and why.
>>>
>>> I am also curious. Isn't this the same strategy we are using in other
>>> places?
>>>
>>
>> I dislike it because the UX feels crude.  When reading the documentation,
>> it seems to me as if submodule.<name> can be one of the following
>>
>>    (none, checkout, rebase, merge, !<custom-command>)
>>
>> This is perfect for "submodule-update", whose primary goal is
>> to update submodules *somehow*. However other commands
>>
>>    git rebase --recurse
>>    git merge --recurse
>>    git checkout --recurse
>>
>> have a different primary mode of operation (note how their name
>> is one of the modes from the set above), so it may get confusing
>> for a user.
>>
>> 'none'  and '!<custom-command>' seem like they would be okay
>> for any of the commands above but then:
>>
>>    git config submodule.<name>.update "!..."
>>    git reset --hard --recurse
>>    git status
>>    # submodule is reported, because "!..." did not 'reset'.
>>
>> Anyway. That dislike is just a minor gut feeling about the UX/UI
>> being horrible. I wrote the patch to keep the conversation going,
>> and if it fixes Lars problem, let's take it for now.
>
> Well, I need just a way to disable certain Submodules completely.
> If you show me how "git config --local submodule.sub.active false"
> works then I don't need this patch.
>
> I tried to make it work here:
> https://public-inbox.org/git/89AB8AA3-8E19-46BA-B169-D1EA4CF4ABE7@gmail.com/

(A) you need to set expect there as well, to have sub{2,4,5} be expected
there as well.

(B) That may hint at another (UX) bug.

The test case there uses "git submodule update --init".
The init flag will set all submodules to active.

Maybe you want

    git config submodule.active ":(exclude)sub0"
    git config --add submodule.active ":(exclude)sub2"
    git config --add submodule.active "."
    # Read: anything except sub0 and sub2 are interesting

    git submodule update
    # no init flag, needed even for new submodules IIUC

  reply index

Thread overview: 38+ messages in thread (expand / mbox.gz / Atom feed / [top])
2017-08-16 18:35 Submodule regression in 2.14? Lars Schneider
2017-08-16 18:51 ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-16 18:53   ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-17 21:21   ` Lars Schneider
2017-08-17 21:55     ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-18  2:13       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-08-18  4:02         ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-18 16:50           ` Junio C Hamano
2017-08-18 19:09             ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-19  6:51               ` Junio C Hamano
2017-08-21 16:05                 ` Heiko Voigt
2017-08-21 16:42                   ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-22 15:33                     ` Heiko Voigt
2017-08-22 18:10                       ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-25  9:10                         ` Heiko Voigt
2017-08-25 16:38                           ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-25 16:53                           ` Junio C Hamano
2017-08-21 16:48                   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-08-22 15:50                     ` Heiko Voigt
2017-08-21 16:46                 ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-21 22:45                   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-08-18 13:12       ` Lars Schneider
2017-08-18 17:16         ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-18 19:10           ` Junio C Hamano
2017-08-18 22:04             ` [PATCH] pull: respect submodule update configuration Stefan Beller
2017-08-18 22:05               ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-19  6:17                 ` Junio C Hamano
2017-08-19  6:24               ` Junio C Hamano
2017-08-21 16:20                 ` Heiko Voigt
2017-08-21 16:55                   ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-21 17:20                     ` Lars Schneider
2017-08-21 17:48                       ` Stefan Beller [this message]
2017-08-21 18:21                         ` Brandon Williams
2017-08-21 22:52                           ` Junio C Hamano
2017-08-22 14:50                           ` Lars Schneider
2017-08-22 17:51                             ` Stefan Beller
2017-08-22 18:55                               ` Brandon Williams
2017-08-19 18:24           ` Submodule regression in 2.14? Lars Schneider

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