On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 12:49 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> 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?

Hmm. You are right, I mis-understood the original question. Use of
"git symbolic-ref" seems like the right thing if you need to obtain
the current branch name, and there's no reason to not just use HEAD


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