Taylor Hedberg <tmhedb...@gmail.com> writes:

> Junio C Hamano, Fri 2013-07-19 @ 09:48:06-0700:
>> But there is a very commonly accepted long tradition for "-" to mean
>> "read from the standard input", so we cannot reuse it to mean "the
>> branch I was previously on" for every command without first making
>> sure the command will never want to use "-" for the other common
>> purpose.
> ...
> What would it mean to check out the standard input, anyway?

That is my point exactly, isn't it?

You have to ask that question "What would it mean to do X on the
standard input?" for every operation X you might want to use the
short-cut "-" for.
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