On Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:34:09 -0500
Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> 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 values[1].
> 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.
> -Peff
> [1] You can still store arbitrary bytes in the subsection name (e.g.,
>     "foo.123.bar").

I am writing a tool, it needs to store branch names in a separate config

It's clear git doesn't respect those values, hence my question. I
understand how to work around the problem, I would just prefix the key.
I was just wondering if it was by design, which I guess it is as the
parsing of the file will die if the key starts with a non-alpha

Peter van der Does

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