[BUG] Bind updates the branch, but not the working tree

John A Meinel john at arbash-meinel.com
Wed May 10 16:35:02 BST 2006

Martin Pool wrote:
> On  8 May 2006, John A Meinel <john at arbash-meinel.com> wrote:
>> Submitted as a bug report:
>> https://launchpad.net/products/bzr/+bug/43651
>> I just did a 'bzr bind' of a branch that was out of date. After binding 
>> 'bzr log' claims to see all 13 revisions. And 'bzr st' says that 
>> everything is fine. However, none of the changes have actually been 
>> applied to my working tree. I still need to run 'bzr update'.
>> The bug is that "cmd_bind" only opens the respective branches, and not 
>> the working tree. And Branch.pull() only updates the branch information.
>> I'm not sure the correct place to fix this, since Branch isn't ever 
>> supposed to know about a working tree.
>> Would it be best to add a 'bind()' member to WorkingTree and have 
>> cmd_bind use that if possible?
> Perhaps it would be best, as lifeless recently suggested, that bind does
> not implicitly update either the branch or the working tree.  
> That still leaves the question of what log and status should do to
> indicate that your working directory is out-of-date with the branch.
> Log is a bit of a tough call, but if run in a working directory should
> probably tell you what's come into the working directory.  Status should
> probably tell if the working directory is out of date.

I'm probably okay with bind not pushing & pulling. I don't really like
his idea of 'if diverged, commit works as though they weren't bound'.
I'm fine with 'if diverged, commit works as though previous commits were
commit --local'.

It might be the behavior that after one commit --local, the branches no
longer stay in sync. I haven't ever had any cause to use --local to
really have a feel for it.


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