On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM, Ramkumar Ramachandra
> Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> Your approach can NOT be documented.
> Ah, I missed that. The explanation I was looking for is:
> HEAD has been special right from the start, and we cannot elevate
> anything else to its status now.
We can, but do we _need_ to? Adding another magical symbolic ref that
has limited scope should not be a huge task, as the effects can be
documented, but another magical symbolic ref that does *exactly* the
same as HEAD would require too many changes in the code and
documentation it's not even worth considering, especially if we don't
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