[PATCH] checkout --help

Robey Pointer robey at lag.net
Sat May 6 18:14:41 BST 2006

On 5 May 2006, at 20:57, John Arbash Meinel wrote:

> Robey Pointer wrote:
>> Just noticed this today: Doing 'bzr checkout --help' still  
>> documents a
>> '--basis' option which is not accepted and wouldn't do anything  
>> even if
>> it was.  Attached patch removes the documentation lines and comment.
>> robey
> Rather than removing the option, we could actually re-activate the
> functionality. 'bzr branch' supports --basis, and checkout is very
> similar to 'bzr branch'. It does a few things differently (creates a
> branch, and then does 'bind' which does a pull, versus doing  
> 'sprout').
> But honestly, we could do a standard sprout, and then do the bind.
> If someone knows how to use --basis, it seems like a decent  
> performance
> improvement to not have to copy everything from the remote location.

We could resurrect it post-0.8 -- the help text will always be in the  
branch history. ;)  It's just a little confusing to see it now when  
the --basis option doesn't actually exist.


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