Re: Git user survey and `git pull`

From: Petr Baudis <>
Date: 2006-09-22 02:40:48
Dear diary, on Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 06:24:01PM CEST, I got a letter
where Shawn Pearce <> said that...
> in other words pull does the download and doesn't automatically
> start a merge

This is artifact of the BitKeeper terminology. This is the meaning in
most other VCSes but in BitKeeper, pull meant "get changes and merge
them", not just "get changes". So the BitKeeper legacy lives on. :-)

The route I took for Cogito is to just avoid calling _any_ command
"pull". It's too confusing. "update" does the same as "cvs update" or
"svn update" and I didn't notice people having much problem with that.

				Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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