[petsc-dev] Reminder planning release soon

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Mar 20 15:53:50 CDT 2013

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> Likely some allegedly smart person figured -b is short for branch so
> everyone will instinctively know that that -b means create a new branch. Of
> course to new users who don't know git they would never think -b meant
> create a new branch. The problem is that the developers of git have
> absolutely no taste in user interface design and likely consider any time
> spent thinking about user interface issues is wasted and just use the first
> stupid thing that pops into their head.

It is very common to want to create a new branch starting from a particular
commit. What syntax would you suggest for this combination? Or leave it to
the user to write their own alias that does both?
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