named branches are really confusing

Peter Arrenbrecht peter.arrenbrecht at
Thu Dec 27 01:58:10 CST 2007

On Dec 21, 2007 9:43 PM, Matt Mackall <mpm at> wrote:
> The surprise is perhaps that the branch checked out by default is, well,
> "default".

Matt, how is this an argument against checking out the active branch
of the cloned repo? Seems more natural to me, too. It maybe not be
feasible or desirable for some reason, but then please say so.

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