On Thu, Sep 01, 2016 at 02:08:08PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> I think we should.
> t1401 expects to be able to, but if you really do it:
> $ cd /tmp
> $ git init throwaway
> $ cd throwaway
> $ git symbolic-ref -d HEAD
> the setup machinery considers that you are no longer in a working
> tree that is controlled by a repository at .git/ because .git/ is
> no longer a valid repository, so you cannot even do
> $ git symbolic-ref HEAD refs/heads/master
> to recover.
Yes, I think we should, too. The same reasoning from afe5d3d (symbolic
ref: refuse non-ref targets in HEAD, 2009-01-29) applies.