RFC: branch -b should be switch --new?
robertc at robertcollins.net
Sun Jul 19 02:10:32 BST 2009
On Sat, 2009-07-18 at 19:08 -0500, John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> So the long form is "bzr switch --create-branch" the original idea was
> "switch and branch" which was really meant as "branch and switch", but I
> felt putting the argument on switch worked better.
Ergg, I managed to get confused - I thought it was on branch for some
reason. I agree that putting it on switch is better.
> As for '--new', I think --create-branch is actually more descriptive and
> accurate. --new is shorter, but if you want shorter, I'd prefer a short
> arg, and I couldn't think of anything better than '-b'.
So, I think the thing I'd like to tweak is to make the long form
compatible with the conceptual use of this flag in pipelines, looms and
other such meta-branch structures. --new is a proposal to do that, by
removing the object type thats created from the argument name.
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