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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Shourya Shukla <shouryashukla.oo@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, christian.couder@gmail.com,
	kaartic.sivaraam@gmail.com, johannes.schindelin@gmx.de,
	chriscool@tuxfamily.org, me@ttaylorr.com, liu.denton@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/4] t7401: add a WARNING and a NEEDSWORK
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:11:53 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqa6z7jx7q.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200806112702.GA15343@konoha> (Shourya Shukla's message of "Thu, 6 Aug 2020 16:57:02 +0530")

Shourya Shukla <shouryashukla.oo@gmail.com> writes:

> On 05/08 02:36, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Shourya Shukla <shouryashukla.oo@gmail.com> writes:
>> 
>> > Add a WARNING regarding the usage of 'git add' instead of 'git
>> > submodule add' to add submodules to the superproject.
>> 
>> Is that a warning worthy thing?  As far as I know, using "git add"
>> to register a gitlink is perfectly fine and a supported way to start
>> a new submodule.  It may have to be followed by other steps like
>> "git config -f .gitmodules" (e.g. when operations that needs to use
>> the contents recorded in the .gitmodules file are to be tested), but
>> writing tests using lower-level ingredients for finer grained tests
>> is not all that unusual, is it?  I dunno.
>
> The thing is that 'git submodule {init,deinit}' fail when there is no
> .gitmodules. I can initiliase the .gitmodules separately using 'git
> config -f .gitmodules' but I think it will be better to use 'git
> submodule add' throughout the script rather than worry about it all the
> time.

On the other hand, we do want to make sure that the workflow using
lower-level tools continues to work, so that is a balancing act.

> But again, if the warning seems unnecessary, then I can obviously use
> 'git config' to initilaise the submodules and change this commit. What
> do you reckon?

If you need "git submodule init" etc. to work in this test, yes, you
can change the test to either use "git submodule add" instead, or
"git config -f .gitmodules" in addition.  If you don't, there is no
need to change anything, no?

  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-06 21:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-05 17:49 [GSoC][RESEND][PATCH 0/4] t7401: modernize, cleanup and warn Shourya Shukla
2020-08-05 17:49 ` [PATCH 1/4] t7401: modernize style Shourya Shukla
2020-08-05 19:37   ` Denton Liu
2020-08-05 20:49     ` Taylor Blau
2020-08-06  8:45       ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-05 17:49 ` [PATCH 2/4] t7401: change test_i18ncmp syntax for clarity Shourya Shukla
2020-08-05 20:58   ` Taylor Blau
2020-08-05 21:23   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-05 17:49 ` [PATCH 3/4] t7401: ensure uniformity in the '--for-status' test Shourya Shukla
2020-08-05 21:01   ` Taylor Blau
2020-08-05 22:25     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-05 22:26       ` Taylor Blau
2020-08-05 21:30   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-06  8:50     ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-06 17:18       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-05 17:49 ` [PATCH 4/4] t7401: add a WARNING and a NEEDSWORK Shourya Shukla
2020-08-05 21:04   ` Taylor Blau
2020-08-05 21:36   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-06 11:27     ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-06 21:11       ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-08-07 14:55         ` Christian Couder
2020-08-12 19:27 ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 0/4] t7401: modernize, cleanup and more Shourya Shukla
2020-08-12 19:27   ` [PATCH v2 1/4] t7401: modernize style Shourya Shukla
2020-08-13  8:06     ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-08-13 16:46       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-14 14:41         ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-14 17:06           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-12 19:27   ` [PATCH v2 2/4] t7401: change test_i18ncmp syntax for clarity Shourya Shukla
2020-08-12 20:57     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-12 21:02       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-14 14:57         ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-12 19:27   ` [PATCH v2 3/4] t7401: change indentation for enhanced readability Shourya Shukla
2020-08-12 19:27   ` [PATCH v2 4/4] t7401: add a NEEDSWORK Shourya Shukla
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2020-07-26 14:25 [GSoC][PATCH 0/4] t7401: modernize, cleanup and warn Shourya Shukla
2020-07-26 14:25 ` [PATCH 4/4] t7401: add a WARNING and a NEEDSWORK Shourya Shukla

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