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From: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
To: "Junio C Hamano" <gitster@pobox.com>,
	"Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>
Cc: "Elijah Newren" <newren@gmail.com>,
	"Gábor Farkas" <gabor.farkas@gmail.com>,
	"Git Mailing List" <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: git switch/restore, still experimental?
Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 06:00:51 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <6093cc63a4e81_325720840@natae.notmuch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqq35v01ua3.fsf@gitster.g>

Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com> writes:
> 
> > I mean, I see why. You don't want a typo of "master" as "maaster" to
> > create a new "maaster" branch, so really that's out. But it really
> > should be:
> >
> >     # -n or -N for --new / --new --force (the latter just in case of a
> >     # race, and just for consistency)
> >     git switch -n doesnotexist
> 
> I do not see why --new is better than --create;

I do. Different languages equal different minds.

New in this context is an adjetive: it is a modifier of a noun, in this
case, a branch.

Create is a verb; it's an action.

Linguistically speaking they could not be more different.


You don't do two verbs at a time. Either you sleep, or you eat, but you
don't do both. Similarly you don't switch and create. Doesn't make
sense.

If you use natural language:

  1. Git, switch to a new branch

  2. Git, switch, create, branch

One of these simply flows, the other is complete gibberish. I think
anyone familiar with English can identify which is which.

Cheers.

-- 
Felipe Contreras

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-06 11:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-04 10:32 Gábor Farkas
2021-05-04 19:54 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-05  3:46 ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-05  4:01   ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-05 11:09   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-05 17:46     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-05 19:26       ` Sergey Organov
2021-05-05 19:48     ` Sergey Organov
2021-05-06  1:39       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-06 15:19         ` Sergey Organov
2021-05-06 10:05       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-06 14:29         ` Sergey Organov
2021-05-06  2:16     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-06 10:02       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-10 11:04         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-10 18:27           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-06 11:00       ` Felipe Contreras [this message]
2021-05-06 15:26         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-06 21:55           ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-10 10:58             ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-11  7:15               ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-05 14:18   ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-05-05 14:26     ` Randall S. Becker
2021-05-06  1:15       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-05 17:52     ` Felipe Contreras

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