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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <>
Cc: "Elijah Newren" <>,
	"Gábor Farkas" <>,
	"Git Mailing List" <>
Subject: Re: git switch/restore, still experimental?
Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 03:27:56 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqtunaphoz.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (=?utf-8?B?IsOGdmFyIEFy?= =?utf-8?B?bmZqw7Zyw7A=?= Bjarmason"'s message of "Mon, 10 May 2021 13:04:48 +0200")

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> writes:

>>> It would have been a stronger argument to favor --new if we had "git
>>> branch --new <branchname>", but that is not the case.
>> The argument is that switch's experimental design squats on 2x other
>> options, so changing -c to -n so we can make -c and -m do the same thing
>> is better.
> Whatever the merit of the argument I'm putting forward here, it would be
> useful to get some idea of whether you'd be categorically opposed to
> changing the interface of switch/restore in breaking ways even though
> they've been marked as "THIS COMMAND IS EXPERIMENTAL".
> Of course any series to implement what I suggested in
> <> would need to stand on its own
> merits.
> I'm not planning on working on that since I expect the response will be
> at best "neat, but that ship has sailed", but if that's not the case...

cf. <xmqqzgx81x2q.fsf@gitster.g>

"Randall S. Becker" <> writes:

>>Which leaves us with two hard choices regarding switch/restore, none of them
>>really being comfortable:
>>- we scrap switch/restore because their usability is not really all that
>>  improved relative to `git checkout`.
> Please do not do that. Switch/restore is much easier to understand
> for new users. The semantics are also more consistent with what
> others have done with git over the years anyway (EGit as an
> example). I have users who have transitioned because the commands
> make sense. They have not hit any missing bits in their workflows.
>>- we leave switch/restore as-are (because by now, changing the options or
>>  the design would be almost certainly disruptive to users who already
>>  tried to adopt the new commands, I being one of those users).
> I think we should work on the commands to cover between them
> (well... and reset) to functionally cover what checkout
> does. Leaving them as-is, I think is not a viable option. People
> do know these are experimental and not to use in scripts - we can
> hope anyway.

Yeah, I tend to agree with you that the third-choice to improve
switch/restore before we can confidently say they are no longer
"experimental" would be much nicer than giving up on them too early.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-10 18:28 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 [this message]
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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