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From: Sergey Organov <sorganov@gmail.com>
To: "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: Wed, 05 May 2021 22:48:14 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87sg3155dt.fsf@osv.gnss.ru> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <877dkdwgfe.fsf@evledraar.gmail.com> (=?utf-8?B?IsOGdmFyIEFy?= =?utf-8?B?bmZqw7Zyw7A=?= Bjarmason"'s message of "Wed, 05 May 2021 13:09:47 +0200")

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?

Thanks,
-- Sergey Organov

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-05 19:48 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 [this message]
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
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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