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From: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>
To: Sergey Organov <sorganov@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 12:05:23 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87mtt8uqec.fsf@evledraar.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87sg3155dt.fsf@osv.gnss.ru>


On Wed, May 05 2021, Sergey Organov wrote:

> Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> On Tue, May 04 2021, Elijah Newren wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 3:36 AM Gábor Farkas <gabor.farkas@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> hi,
>>>>
>>>> the "git switch" and "git restore" commands were released two years
>>>> ago, but the manpage still says "THIS COMMAND IS EXPERIMENTAL. THE
>>>> BEHAVIOR MAY CHANGE.".
>>>>
>>>> i'd love to use them, but this warning gives me pause, perhaps i
>>>> should wait until it stops being experimental, i worry that it might
>>>> change in behavior unexpectedly and cause problems for me.
>>>>
>>>> considering that they were released two years ago, could the
>>>> experimental-warning be removed now?
>>>>
>>>> thanks,
>>>> gabor
>>>
>>> This probably makes sense.  The author of switch and restore isn't
>>> involved in the git project anymore.  He decided to work on other
>>> things, which was and is a big loss for us.  I think others (myself
>>> included) didn't know all the things that might have been in Duy's
>>> head that he wanted to verify were working well before marking this as
>>> good, but these two commands have generally been very well received
>>> and it has been a few years.  Personally, I'm not aware of anything
>>> that we'd need or want to change with these commands.
>>
>> I am.
>>
>
> [...]
>
>> And:
>>
>>    # Moves a branch (or -M for --force)
>>    git branch -m old new
>>
>> That last one we can't have either because "switch" squats on "-m" for
>> "--merge", which I daresay is a much more obscure use-case not deserving
>> of a short option than "rename and switch to".
>
> Isn't --merge a different (and inferior) way to achieve what we already
> have elsewhere with --autostash? Does it make sense to get rid of --merge
> here in favor of --autostash?

Probably, I haven't used the --merge option ever I think. Switching with
dirty worktrees isn't really how I work.

But to the extent that I've ever tried / run into errors with that I'd
think that an option like --merge or --autostash is mostly a result of
us being overzealous about "is_dirty() && die()" checks. E.g. rebase (at
least a while ago, still) would refuse to rebase with a dirty tree, even
though the path in question had nothing to do with paths that would be
touched by the rebase.

I suspect that much of the need for these sorts of options would go away
with those checks being smarter, but it's separate from the "should we
squat on -m" discussion...

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-06 10:07 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 [this message]
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
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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