[rfc] 'bzr missing' for checkout could use master branch for comparing histories

Aaron Bentley aaron.bentley at utoronto.ca
Wed Aug 9 17:09:46 BST 2006

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Martin Pool wrote:

> I think missing has some problems as it currently exists.  We should
> think about them before adding more features.  
> I find I almost always want to just know about the revisions on one
> side (either --mine or --theirs).  The current default of showing both
> makes it just hard to read the output.  Missing pretty much corresponds
> to a preview of what will be done by push or pull or merge, and wanting
> additional behaviour corresponding to update just makes that resemblance
> stronger.

I just ran into the use case for showing both sides:

$ bzr pull
Using saved location: http://code.aaronbentley.com/bzr/bzrrepo/bzrtools
bzr: ERROR: These branches have diverged.  Use the merge command to
reconcile them.

# Huh? How'd I get out of sync?

abentley at troll:~/bzrplugins/bzrtools$ bzr missing
Using last location: http://code.aaronbentley.com/bzr/bzrrepo/bzrtools
You have 1 extra revision(s):
  424 Aaron Bentley     2006-07-31
      Add bug report

You are missing 7 revision(s):
  430 Aaron Bentley     2006-08-07
      More updates for 0.9
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