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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Documentation update
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-14 06:46:07

On 14 February 2013 05:30, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Sure.. But this is one of those cases where the git design is less than
> ideal (not the svn does any better in this regard). In an ideal world the
> subrepo references would have a list of alternatives for protocols and
> client code could pick the correct one to match the protocol the client
> prefers.

This information shouldn't really be stored in the repo, but
externally (since it can change with both time and location). I'm not
sure if it's what you're looking for, and it certainly isn't ideal,
but git does have a configuration option to map urls to different
locations. Details are at:

You need to scroll down a tad, look for 'insteadOf'. As with all git
configuration it's a bit of a pain, as it can't be done automatically.
But you maybe could write a script to add the necessary configuration
to a local clone, or add it to the user's .gitconfig file.

I actually haven't tried it yet, but I'm hoping I can use it to speed
up a script I have which fetches from the same repo to multiple local

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