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Re: [PATCH v3] git-submodule.sh: shorten submodule SHA-1s using rev-parse

On Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 1:47 PM Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Eric Sunshine <sunshine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 4:01 PM Sven van Haastregt <svenvh@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> We cannot always rely on successfully invoking `git rev-parse` in the
> >> submodule directory.  Keep the old method using `cut` as a fallback.
> >
> > Reviewers and future readers of this patch are left in the dark
> > regarding the circumstances in which git-rev-parse may fail in the
> > submodule directory. It would be helpful for the commit message to
> > explain this potential failure in enough detail for someone working in
> > this area in the future to understand any implications of changes to
> > this code.
> Replace that problematic sentence with something like
>         As a submodule may not be initialized with "submodule init"
>         or not cloned, `git rev-parse` may not work in it yet; as a
>         fallback, use the original method of cutting at 7 hexdigits.
> perhaps?

That's better.