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From: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>
To: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
Cc: "Junio C Hamano" <gitster@pobox.com>,
	"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 17:26:37 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87h7jfvq09.fsf@evledraar.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6093cc63a4e81_325720840@natae.notmuch>


On Thu, May 06 2021, Felipe Contreras wrote:

> 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.

Well, there's "Git, create a new branch and switch to it"

Also, there's the verb "make" in common use in git's command set
e.g. git-mktag, git-mktree, as well as mkdir(1), mkfifo(1) etc.

Perhaps we'd be better off with a git-mkbranch in this case & leave "git
branch" as an interrogation/change command.

In any case, unless we're talking about rewamping git's entire command
set (e.g. having a git-newtree or whatever) I'd like to think that it's
more productive to focus on making the commands/switches we have
internally consistent when possible, which is what I'm advocating in the
E-Mail that started this sub-thread.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-06 15:30 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
2021-05-06 15:26         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason [this message]
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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