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Re: [PATCH] clone: add `--remote-submodules` flag

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 12:50 AM Ben Avison <bavison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 16/05/2019 12:31, Duy Nguyen wrote:
> > On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 2:46 AM Ben Avison <bavison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >> When using `git clone --recurse-submodules` there was previously no way to
> >> pass a `--remote` switch to the implicit `git submodule update` command for
> >> any use case where you want the submodules to be checked out on their
> >> remote-tracking branch rather than with the SHA-1 recorded in the superproject.
> >
> > Are there any other submodule options that could be useful passing
> > from git-clone as well? What I'm getting at is, if there are multiple
> > of them, perhaps we need a different/generic approach than introducing
> > a bunch of --<something>-submodules. But of course if --remote is the
> > only useful one left, then it's moot.
> That's an interesting point. However, for many of the switches, it only
> makes sense to set them one way when you're calling `git submodule
> update` within `git clone --recurse-submodules`.
> ...
> In summary, the most significant omission is --remote IMHO, though there
> may be an argument for adding a small number of others.

Great! Thanks for checking.