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




Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> 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,...

They were from day one meant as a suggestion made by the project.
You do not have to follow them and you are free to update them,
i.e. after "submodule init" copied URL to point at a closer mirror,
for example.