[PATCH] checkout --light

John A Meinel john at arbash-meinel.com
Wed May 10 16:17:42 BST 2006

Martin Pool wrote:
> On 18 Apr 2006, David Allouche <david at allouche.net> wrote:
>> I love light checkouts. And I'm too lazy to call them "lightweight".
>> So I would like the command to create them to change from "bzr co
>> --lightweight" to "bzr co --light", so much less finger wear.
>> This is accomplished by the attached patch. The patch also does some
>> minor fixes to the docstring, accounting for the bulk of the diffs:
>>       * turn the reference to the non-existent basis option into a
>>         comment, so it does not appear in the help text
>>       * reflow the docstrings so they do not go past column 79.
>> -- 
> Taken into my branch.
> I was going to add --heavy, and my first impulse is that it would be an
> error to give both.  However I suppose if people have an alias that
> turns on --heavy, then they should be able to say effectively
>   bzr checkout --light --heavy 
> to get back to the default behaviour.  So then we would want the last
> option given to determine the result.

The way we handled it with 'bzr log' is to use a '--log-format=foo',
which could be supplied multiple times, and the last one taken.

I think ultimately we would still want to look into using optparse,
since it provides a little bit more standard functionality. It does
require some work, since optparse likes to call 'sys.exit()' unless


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