"Philip Oakley" <philipoak...@iee.org> writes: > From: "Junio C Hamano" <gits...@pobox.com> Sent: Monday, December 17, >> This is to "check out the branch" ;-) >> ... > > From a user perspective it's better to refer to the working directory > first rather than the internal mechanics. > > Prepare to work on <branch>, by updating the files in the > working tree and index to the branch's previous content, and > pointing HEAD to it.
I agree that the mention of "pointing HEAD to" may be better to be rephrased in the user facing terms. Because the primary purpose of "git checkout <branch>" is to "check out the branch so that further work is done on that branch", that aspect of the behaviour should be mentioned first. Updating of the working tree files and the index is the implemenation detail of starting to work on that branch. So your suggestion is going backwards, I'd have to say. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html