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Re: [PATCH 1/1] archive: learn to include submodules in output archive

Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 3:12 PM, Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> will recursively traverse submodules in the repository and
>>> consider their contents for inclusion in the output archive, subject to
>>> any pathspec filters.
> git-archive pays attention to export-ignore and export-subst attribute
> as read from .gitattributes or $GIT_DIR/info/attributes
> When recursing into submodules, we'd need to clarify if the attributes
> from the superproject or from the submodules are applied; or both.

I think the most natural expectation is for the output from the
"archive --recurse-submodules" command is to be logical
concatenation of "archive" run at the top-level and submodules,
adjusting the output from the latter with leading paths to the
submodules.  For that to happen, the attributes that apply to paths
inside a submodule must come from that submodule's setting.