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git-clone ignores submodule.recurse configuration




Today I played around a bit with git submodules and noticed
that the very handy configuration "submodule.recurse" is not
working for the git-clone command.

"git help config" tells me that submodule.recurse affects
all commands that have a --recurse-submodules option.
git-clone seems to be an exception which is also mentioned in
a workflow example in Documentation/gitsubmodules.txt that
says:

  # Unlike the other commands below clone still needs
  # its own recurse flag:
  git clone --recurse <URL> <directory>
  cd <directory>

So this seems to be a known issue. Is someone already
working on this or has a plan to do it? Or is there a reason
not doing this for git-clone but for git-pull?