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Re: [PATCH] RFC: Introduce '.gitorderfile'




On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 8:59 AM, Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> This triggers two reactions for me:
>>
>> (a) We should totally do that.
>
>> (b) It's a rabbit hole to go down.
>
> And yes, I had both of those reactions, too. We've had the
> "project-level .gitconfig" discussion many times over the years. And it
> generally comes back to "you can ship a snippet of config and then give
> people a script which adds it to their repo".

I see this "project-level .gitconfig" via the .gitmodules file.
See GITMODULES(5), anything except submodule.<name>.path is
just project-level .gitconfig, so in that sense we already threw out the
baby with the bathwater. I think we want to be extra careful to not add
more possible options into the .gitmodules file, now that we established
a strong stance on not shipping a project-level .gitconfig.

Thanks,
Stefan