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Re: [PATCH 0/3] Convert grep to recurse in-process

On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 03:04:05PM -0700, Brandon Williams wrote:

> This series utilizes the new 'struct repository' in order to convert grep to be
> able to recurse into submodules in-process much like how ls-files was converted
> to recuse in-process.  The result is a much smaller code footprint due to not
> needing to compile an argv array of options to be used when launched a process
> for operating on a submodule.

I didn't follow the rest of the "struct repository" series closely, but
I don't feel like we ever reached a resolution on how config would be
handled. I notice that the in-process "ls-files" behaves differently
than the old one when config differs between the submodule and the
parent repository. As we convert more commands (that use more config)
this will become more likely to be noticed by somebody.

Do we have a plan for dealing with this? Is our solution just "recursed
operations always respect the parent config, deal with it"?