Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:

> So HEAD@{0}~0^0 is too much to type, but we can remove '^0', and we can
> remove '~0', and we can remove 'HEAD', but we can't remove '{0}'?
> This patch allows 'HEAD@' to be the same as 'HEAD@{0}', and similarly with
> 'master@'.
> So we can type '@' instead of 'HEAD@', or rather 'HEAD'. So now we can
> use 'git show @~1', and all that goody goodness.
> Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com>
> ---
> People have complained about the lack of a HEAD shortcut before, and some
> proposals have been made, but I think this one is a clean trick in accordance
> with our current syntax.

Technically the notation would be only valid if you have a reflog on
it, but if we must have such a notation, I think this may end up to
be the least bad one.  I haven't thought things through, though, so
won't stand behind it myself (i.e. when there are corner-case holes
found later, I won't defend the notation myself), at least not yet.

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