On Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:36:48 +0400
Serge Matveenko <se...@matveenko.ru> wrote:

> > In essence, checkout is the equivalent of what some other systems
> > call "revert", and you have to get used to treating it with respect
> > (as with any git command).
> IMHO, it looks more like "switch" usually.

I wonder what SCM system you have in mind saying this.

Mercurial and Fossil use "revert" to achieve what's being discussed.

And I know one SCM which uses the "switch" subcommand--that's
Subversion, and it uses `svn switch` for changing branches under the
local checkout.

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