On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 4:58 PM, Kevin Daudt <m...@ikke.info> wrote:
> Correct, this only works when it's unambiguous what branch you actually
> mean.

That's not surprising, but there isn't a warning. IMHO, finding
several branch matches is a strong indication that it'll be worth
reporting to the user that the DWIM machinery got hits, but couldn't
work it out.

I get that process is not geared towards making a friendly msg easy,
but we could print to stderr something like:

 "branch" matches more than one candidate ref, cannot choose automatically.
 If you mean to check out a branch, try git branch command.
 If you mean to check out a file, use -- before the pathname to

and then continue with execution. With a bit of wordsmithing, the msg
can be made to be helpful in the various failure modes.


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