On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 12:26 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> "Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)" <zeesha...@gnome.org> writes:
>> What about '^' and '^^' that I suggested?
>>>> While I see your "~<N>" much distasteful compared to "^", you still
>>> s/dist/less dist/; sorry ;-)
>> Why?
> That "^^" is the most important reason why your "^ is the same as
> HEAD^" is flawed, and goes against my taste.
> Think what "log ^^ origin" would mean.  Is it "log ^HEAD^ origin"?
> Is it "log HEAD^^ origin"?  They mean totally different things.

Sorry for my ignorance here but what does ^ *before* HEAD even mean? I
tried playing with different combinations of ^ and HEAD here (e.g
^HEAD^, ^HEAD^^, ^HEAD^^^) with both log and show commands but git
just silently returns on them. Is this ^ before HEAD actually used
cause I have never seen/heard of that before. Google isn't able to
help either.

> Compared to that, at least ~<n> does not have such ambiguity within
> the context of Git (having to quote is an ambiguity within the
> context of using Git with shells that support dirstacks in their
> tilde expansion).

Don't know whats dirstacks support either but that I guess just means
that bash (the shell I have always used) doesn't do that.


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
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