A typical workflow with Git branching
A distributed version control system such as Git is designed for complex and nonlinear workflows typical in interactive computing and exploratory research. A central concept is branching, which we will discuss in this recipe.
You need to work in a local Git repository for this recipe (see the previous recipe, Learning the basics of the distributed version control system Git).
How to do it…
- We create a new branch named
$ git branch newidea
- We switch to this branch:
$ git checkout newidea
- We make changes to the code, for instance, by creating a new file:
$ touch newfile.py
- We add this file and commit our changes:
$ git add newfile.py $ git commit -m "Testing new idea."
- If we are happy with ...