On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 1:38 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> 乙酸鋰 <ch3co...@gmail.com> writes:
>> git checkout -t -B origin/abcde
>> works
>> but
>> git checkout -B -t origin/abcde
>> does not.
>> Could you document the order of parameters or fix the behaviour?
> It is crystal clear that -b/-B/--orphan must be followed by the name
> of the branch you are creating from the SYNOPSIS section of the
> documentation.

Yet it's not very clear from the error message:

    fatal: git checkout: updating paths is incompatible with switching branches.
    Did you intend to checkout 'origin/abcde' which can not be
resolved as commit?

I wonder if we should reject -t as a value of -[Bb] by adding new
parseopt flag to reject values starting with '-'. In this case, branch
names can't start with '-'. There may be cases where we accept option
value starting with '-', but I suspect the other way is dominant.
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