On 30 August 2016 at 03:49, 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?

For now the best use case I can think of is with git-reflog, e.g.,
the meaning of `git reflog HEAD` and `git reflog feature-branch`
are quite different, even if I'm currently on the feature-branch,
especially when I want to track the rebase histories (if any).

If there's a notation for the current branch then I don't have to
find the name of the current branch, then copy/paste it.
However, in this case, maybe git-reflog can have a `-b` option to
show the reflog of the current branch (if on any)?

- ryenus

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