On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 10:14:46PM -0500, Peter van der Does wrote:

> I noticed today I can't create a key starting with a number.
> The source code[1] confirms this, but is this a bug or is it by design?

I don't recall ever discussing it. But what is it that you want to store
in a key starting with a number? Git does not respect any such config

Are you writing a new tool that will store its config alongside git's?
Even if the behavior is loosened, you would probably want to avoid
starting your config keys with numbers, as older git versions would be
around for a while and would choke on it.


[1] You can still store arbitrary bytes in the subsection name (e.g.,
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