Checkout existing branch to established workspace (.moved)

Marco Pantaleoni marco.pantaleoni at
Wed Mar 28 16:58:19 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 6:34 PM, Colin D Bennett <colin at> wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:49:32 +1100
> Martin Pool <mbp at> wrote:
> > I think for things that do an implicit merge (including checkout,
> > update, and switch) it might be nice to have an option to
> > warn/confirm if they're going to create conflicts when merged
> > against the tree, or perhaps even if there are any uncommitted
> > changes.
> I can't tell you how frustrating it is when I do a 'switch',
> forgetting I have outstanding changes in my working tree -- and
> often get seriously hosed when conflicts occur!  It has happened to
> new Bazaar users here at work, and it is particularly confusing and
> frustrating for them.
> Only *very* rarely do I intentionally use 'switch' with
> outstanding changes: usually if I realize I should have been
> starting work on a feature in a different branch.
> I would prefer to have to say “bzr switch --uncommitted
> OTHER_BRANCH” or something when I do that, so that it can't be done
> accidentally in the much more common case when you intend to simply
> switch a checkout (no merges expected).



Marco Pantaleoni
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