What is the purpose of `rmbranch` command?
bialix at ukr.net
Wed May 16 13:16:44 UTC 2012
John Arbash Meinel пишет:
>>> I don't think Alexander asked for a separate command. Instead,
>>> AIUI, his point is that it makes little sense to remove the
>>> branch and leave an otherwise *empty* control directory (not to
>>> mention other possible bugs when trying to interact with this
>>> empty directory).
>> This isn't always the case though - there can be other colocated
>> branches, a repository or a working tree. We have no way to remove
>> a repository for example.
>> As far as I understand this would unversion the current directory,
>> which would seem a bit odd. Am I misunderstanding something?
> bzr branch --no-tree lp:bzr target
> bzr rmbranch target
> Arguably, there should be no 'target/' directory left. Certainly that
> is what people expect.
Yes, that was my intuitive expectation.
I'm OK with any behavior and don't claim current behavior as bug, but
I'd like to understand the intent of `rmbranch` command.
I see why Jelmer said that it was only useful for colocated branches.
My question arose because I tried to remove branch from bzr server
(bzr:// protocol + Trac) with that command, and I found that `rmbranch`
left almost everything on the server. That was confusing. (of course I
was able to inspect what's left on disk to understood what'd happened).
Now I better understand why other people confused, see
I can only imagine a simple way to improve the current status-quo:
print something to the user when `bzr rmbranch URL:/to/branch` command
finishes, something about
`URL:/to/branch` is no more valid bzr branch, but still present on the disk.
In general, beyond colocated usage, this command is almost useless.
And I should note that for bzr-colo users it's useless at all, and
better to use special colo-prune (colo-delete) or qprune (qdelete) GUI
in all cases.
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