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.


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