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From: Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>
To: Antonio Ospite <ao2@ao2.it>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>, git <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Brandon Williams <bmwill@google.com>,
	Daniel Graña <dangra@gmail.com>,
	Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>,
	Richard Hartmann <richih.mailinglist@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 06/12] submodule--helper: add a '--stage' option to the 'config' sub command
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2018 11:19:10 -0700
Message-ID: <CAGZ79kbXtQP+Q+xCn5f6CO5Wk_3dbHeEVgny4jGnTwwW0j_LSw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180806125828.66fc99ef0b118e26e0b3e60d@ao2.it>

> The consistency I was referring to is merely in the mechanism used to
> deal with .gitmodules: by always using "submodule--helper config".
>
> As a side argument: in some previous discussion Stefan mentioned the
> possibility that, in the future, he may be interested to explore
> different locations for submodules configuration, like a special ref,
> to prevent .gitmodules from being in the working tree at all, not even
> for writing submodule configuration.
>
> Having an opaque "stage submodule configuration" operation would
> prepare for that too, but as I said this is not my immediate goal.
>

Thanks for demonstrating that this will be easy to achieve in the future!

> Having said that I can drop patches 06/07 if this can help moving things
> forward; or if I had some success in convincing you I can improve the
> user interface (any advice?) and the commit message.
>

I think dropping the patches would be a good idea,
given that this is not your immediate goal.

Thanks,
Stefan

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Thread overview: 38+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-08-02 13:46 [RFC PATCH v2 00/12] Make submodules work if .gitmodules is not checked out Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 01/12] submodule: add a print_config_from_gitmodules() helper Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 18:05   ` Stefan Beller
2018-08-09 10:17     ` Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 02/12] submodule: factor out a config_set_in_gitmodules_file_gently function Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 03/12] t7411: be nicer to future tests and really clean things up Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 16:40   ` SZEDER Gábor
2018-08-02 18:15     ` Stefan Beller
2018-08-09 13:59       ` Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 18:44     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-08-02 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 04/12] submodule--helper: add a new 'config' subcommand Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 18:47   ` Stefan Beller
2018-08-02 19:20     ` Jeff King
2018-08-03 10:21       ` Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 05/12] submodule: use the 'submodule--helper config' command Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 18:59   ` Stefan Beller
2018-08-02 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 06/12] submodule--helper: add a '--stage' option to the 'config' sub command Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 18:57   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-08-03 11:03     ` Antonio Ospite
2018-08-03 16:24       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-08-06 10:58         ` Antonio Ospite
2018-08-06 17:38           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-08-07  9:19             ` Antonio Ospite
2018-08-06 18:19           ` Stefan Beller [this message]
2018-08-02 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 07/12] submodule: use 'submodule--helper config --stage' to stage .gitmodules Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 08/12] t7506: cleanup .gitmodules properly before setting up new scenario Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 19:11   ` Stefan Beller
2018-08-02 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 09/12] submodule: support reading .gitmodules even when it's not checked out Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 20:27   ` Stefan Beller
2018-08-02 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 10/12] t7416: add new test about HEAD:.gitmodules and not existing .gitmodules Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 20:43   ` Stefan Beller
2018-08-09  9:14     ` Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 11/12] dir: move is_empty_file() from builtin/am.c to dir.c and make it public Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 20:50   ` Stefan Beller
2018-08-03  8:49     ` Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v2 12/12] submodule: remove the .gitmodules file when it is empty Antonio Ospite
2018-08-02 21:15   ` Stefan Beller
2018-08-03  8:57     ` Antonio Ospite

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