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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Jens.Lehmann@web.de, jrnieder@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] Submodules: have a depth field in the .gitmodules file
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 15:38:57 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqqeg8pzrsu.fsf@gitster.mtv.corp.google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20160525220006.27138-1-sbeller@google.com> (Stefan Beller's message of "Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:03 -0700")

Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com> writes:

> Sometimes the history of a submodule is not considered important by
> the projects upstream. To make it easier for downstream users, allow
> a field 'submodule.<name>.depth' in .gitmodules, which can be used
> to indicate the recommended depth.

Hmph.  I can understand and certainly agree with the first sentence,
but I am not sure if "depth", if it is anything other than "1" or
"infinity", is a reasonable value.

I'd understand if a project wants to say something like "at this
moment, history before v2.0 tag does not matter", though.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2016-05-25 22:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-05-25 22:00 Stefan Beller
2016-05-25 22:00 ` [PATCH 1/3] submodule update: make use of the existing fetch_in_submodule function Stefan Beller
2016-05-25 22:41   ` Junio C Hamano
2016-05-25 22:45     ` Stefan Beller
2016-05-25 22:00 ` [PATCH 2/3] submodule-config: keep `depth` around Stefan Beller
2016-05-25 22:00 ` [PATCH 3/3] submodule update: learn `--recommended-depth` option Stefan Beller
2016-05-25 22:38 ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2016-05-25 22:44   ` [PATCH 0/3] Submodules: have a depth field in the .gitmodules file Stefan Beller
2020-08-02 15:14 ` medoo

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