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Re: [PATCH 6/8] Doc/gitsubmodules: improve readability of certain lines




On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 10:46 AM, Kaartic Sivaraam
<kaartic.sivaraam@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Signed-off-by: Kaartic Sivaraam <kaartic.sivaraam@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  Documentation/gitsubmodules.txt | 19 ++++++++++---------
>  1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/gitsubmodules.txt b/Documentation/gitsubmodules.txt
> index 745a3838e..339fb73db 100644
> --- a/Documentation/gitsubmodules.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/gitsubmodules.txt
> @@ -76,9 +76,10 @@ The configuration of submodules
>  Submodule operations can be configured using the following mechanisms
>  (from highest to lowest precedence):
>
> - * The command line for those commands that support taking submodule
> -   specifications. Most commands have a boolean flag '--recurse-submodules
> -   whether to recurse into submodules. Examples are `ls-files` or `checkout`.
> + * The command line arguments of those commands that support taking submodule
> +   specifications. Most commands have a boolean flag '--recurse-submodules'
> +   which specify whether they should recurse into submodules. Examples are
> +   `ls-files` or `checkout`.
>     Some commands take enums, such as `fetch` and `push`, where you can
>     specify how submodules are affected.
>
> @@ -90,8 +91,8 @@ Submodule operations can be configured using the following mechanisms
>  For example an effect from the submodule's `.gitignore` file
>  would be observed when you run `git status --ignore-submodules=none` in
>  the superproject. This collects information from the submodule's working
> -directory by running `status` in the submodule, which does pay attention
> -to its `.gitignore` file.
> +directory by running `status` in the submodule while paying attention
> +to the `.gitignore` file of the submodule.

Both are grammatically correct and expressive, thanks!

>  +

Extra spurious line?

>  The submodule's `$GIT_DIR/config` file would come into play when running
>  `git push --recurse-submodules=check` in the superproject, as this would
> @@ -107,13 +108,13 @@ If the submodule is not yet initialized, then the configuration
>  inside the submodule does not exist yet, so configuration where to
>  obtain the submodule from is configured here for example.
>
> - * the `.gitmodules` file inside the superproject. Additionally to the
> -   required mapping between submodule's name and path, a project usually
> + * The `.gitmodules` file inside the superproject. Additionally, if mapping
> +   is required between a submodule's name and its path, a project usually

This changes meaning, originally it tries to say:

* it requires mapping path <-> names.
* but there can be more.

whereas the new lines are:

* mapping is optional
* there can be more.

>     uses this file to suggest defaults for the upstream collection
>     of repositories.
>  +
> -This file mainly serves as the mapping between name and path in
> -the superproject, such that the submodule's Git directory can be
> +This file mainly serves as the mapping between the name and path of submodules
> +in the superproject, such that the submodule's Git directory can be
>  located.

makes sense!

Thanks,
Stefan

>  +
>  If the submodule has never been initialized, this is the only place
> --
> 2.16.0.rc0.223.g4a4ac8367
>