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Yuval Kogman
August 29, 2009 12:24
Re: The plan for ext/ and dual-life modules
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2009/8/29 Rafael Garcia-Suarez <>:

> I tend to prefer git-subtree, but it's only because I've heard bad
> things about submodules.

I think most of the criticism is due to the fact that submodules are
not what people expect them to be. People tend to be deterred by the
fact that every time you update a submodule you need to commit to the

> So we'd need to host clones for each dual-life module ? (That's not a
> problem but I just want to make it clearer)

Yes, otherwise instead of one point of failure for getting the code we
have as many failure points as there are module maintainers.

Obviously they could be just mirrors though (so e.g. if I push to my
github version of Tie::RefHash and request integration to core, the
perl.git committer could update the mirror of my
.git, and then update that in the submodule).

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