Web lists-archives.com

Re: [PATCH] grep: provide a noop --recursive option

Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> git-grep is always file/tree recursive, but there is --recurse-submodules
> which is off by default. Instead of providing a short alias to a noop,
> we could use -r for submodules. (And if you happen to have no
> submodules, this is a noop for you)

I am not sure if it is an overall win for those who do have and use
submodules to easily be able to go recursive with a short-and-sweet
'r', or even they want to work inside one project at a time most of
the time.  If the latter, then using 'r' for recurse-submodules is
going to be a mistake (besides, other commands that have 'recursive'
typically use 'r' for its shorthand,and 'r' does not stand for
'recurse-submodules' for them).