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Re: [PATCH 08/19] checkout: split part of it to new command switch




On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 12:29:01PM +0700, Duy Nguyen wrote:
> > > +EXAMPLES
> > > +To check out commit "HEAD~3" for temporary inspection or experiment
> > > +without creating a new branch:
> > > +
> > > +------------
> > > +$ git switch --detach HEAD~3
> > > +HEAD is now at 9fc9555312 Merge branch 'cc/shared-index-permbits'
> > > +------------
> > > +
> > > +If it turns out whatever you have done is worth keeping, you can
> > > +always create a new name for it (without switching away):
> > > +
> > > +------------
> > > +$ git switch -c good-surprises
> > > +------------
> >
> > I had to go re-read git-branch documentation to understand why you
> > recommended "git switch -c <new-branch>" (or even why this mode
> > exists) over plain "git branch <new-branch>". I wonder if the
> > difference between the two deserves a bit more discussion here and
> > above in the description of the -c/-C options.
> 
> There is this bit in git-branch, will that help?
> 
> -- 8< --
> NOTES
> -----
> 
> If you are creating a branch that you want to checkout immediately, it is
> easier to use the "git switch" command with its `-c` option to create
> a branch and check it out with a single command.
> -- 8< --
> 
> Otherwise any suggestions are welcome, I guess I could rephrase it a bit like
> 
> -c <new_branch>::
> --create <new_branch>::
>         Create a new branch named <new_branch> starting at
>         <start_point> before switching to the branch. This is similar
>         to creating a new branch with linkgit:git-branch[1] except
>         that `git branch` does not switch branches.

I think the second sentence, in particular the "except..." part, in
this description goes backwards by explaining how 'git branch' differs
from this.  I think the most to-the-point explanation instead of that
second sentence would be something like this:

  This is a shorthand for 'git branch <new-branch> [<start-point>] &&
  git switch <new-branch>'.