[Numpy-discussion] DVCS at PyCon

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Fri Apr 10 22:37:58 CDT 2009

On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 8:17 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Eric Firing <efiring@hawaii.edu> wrote:
> >
> > Important note: if there are any uncommitted changes when you run git
> > checkout, Git will behave very strangely. The strangeness is predictable
> > and sometimes useful, but it is best to avoid it. All you need to do, of
> > course, is commit all the new changes before checking out the new head.
> If by strange and confused, the OP means refuse to change branch, then
> yes. Otherwise, I have no idea what he is talking about. Maybe an old
> git version - he does not say which one he is using.
> Also, it is said in the introduction that the OP was using git but did
> not understand what was happening under the hood. So his conclusion is
> you have to understand git internals to understand git internals ?
> Sounds tautological to me.

I think he meant that it is easier to correctly use the knobs and levers of
git if you understand what they relate to the repository, and that means
knowing how the depository tracks things. I found his exposition helpful.

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