Thanks for your answer and for the link, i'll have a look but i fear i'm 
still too much newbie to manipulate custom scripts; i'll keep it away for a 
rainy day.
Meanwhile i'll have to accept the logic in which git flows, even if it 
sounds illogical to me.

On Thursday, February 14, 2013 1:44:24 PM UTC+1, Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen 
> On Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:02:29 AM UTC+1, Fabrizio Cioni wrote:
>> Example:
>> 1) I'm working on branch "newfeatures" and i've edited some files
>> 2) the customer call and warn me of a bug requiring a quick fix
>> 3) i switch from "newfeatures" to "master" and i create a branch 
>> "fix_2000" from master; while doing this i forget to commit on 
>> "newfeatures", what i'm working on doesn't conflict with master so i'm 
>> allowed to carry my editing to "fix", and then commit a mixed up bag with 
>> horrible results.
>> I know that when i switch from a branch to another i get a list of the 
>> pending changes but... is there a config to set so that i can block "git 
>> checkout" while there is at least a change pending (being it added file - 
>> modified  or deleted) ?
>> I don't understand why the existing logic allows it, but i clearly see 
>> how a distracted/in a rush/sleepless developer can make a mess of it; still 
>> recoverable but very time-consuming when you find it x days later.
>> Thanks for your help,
>> Fabrizio
> The logic is fine. I often have cases where I want to bring changes to the 
> work tree over in another branch. Actually I think it would be rather 
> cumbersome if it was the other way around.
> You could make a hook script in .git/hooks/post-checkout that does some 
> checking on the output of `git status` - and print a big warning message if 
> you have local changes.
> Here's an elaborate script I just found quickly, you might be able to 
> adapt it to your needs:

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