[MERGE] `bzr init` will now print a little less verbose output.

Colin D Bennett colin at gibibit.com
Thu Jan 15 06:25:46 GMT 2009

On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 22:19:58 -0800
Colin D Bennett <colin at gibibit.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 16:58:27 +1100
> Ben Finney <bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> > Christophe TROESTLER <Christophe.Troestler+bzr at umons.ac.be> writes:
> > 
> > > How about:
> > > 
> > >   Created branch x (format: pack-0.92), standalone repository.
> > 
> > I think “standalone repository” is also misleading. A shared
> > repository also stands alone, so this isn't a useful qualifier.
> > 
> > What distinguishes the repository is that it's specific to this one
> > branch. Perhaps the term “local repository” would be better?
> The term "local repository" sounds like it's emphasizing the fact that
> the repository is not on a remote machine, but instead on the local
> host or local disk.
> How about the term "standalone branch"?  AIUI, a standalone branch is a
> branch that is not stored within a shared repository, and I think the
> term describes the situation very well (*all* branch and revision data
> is stored within the branch -- it stands alone).

OK, I just realized that Aaron contradicted my above statement about
what a "standalone branch" is, but after thinking about it, I still
think that a standalone branch may have a working tree or may not have
a working tree.

The term "standalone" simply refers to the fact that a branch is not in
a shared repository, right?  Or should it really define two dimensions
of the location: (1) It is not in a shared repo, and (2) It has no
working tree.

Probably the terminology is well understood by the Bazaar devs, and my
reasoning is just adding to the confusion, so I'll shut up and let the
people with the knowledge hash this out.  :-D

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