Jacob Keller <jacob.kel...@gmail.com> writes:

>> What's wrong with simply using 'HEAD' for scripting?
> When you want to display the current branch to the user, e.g. when
> scripting a shell prompt or similar use

Wait.  Even if a hypothetical version of Git understood @@ as "the
current branch", how would you use that notation, instead of HEAD,
to decide what to "display the current branch to the user"?

You obviously will not be doing

        echo @@

You would be doing something around "git symbolic-ref" at the very
least, and wouldn't you be feeding HEAD to that symbolic-ref anyway
while doing so?

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