Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
> HEAD has been special right from the start, and we cannot elevate
> anything else to its status now.

As to why I agree with you: I audited the callers of branch_get() and
found out there are some things that cannot be fixed just by fixing

For instance, 'git fetch origin M' will not work, and it's not
branch_get()'s fault.  And that is just one instance: there are tons
of other instances; and going and changing each one of them will take
forever, and totally not be worth the pain.

In other words; symbolic refs are a dead end.  The future is in
getting everything to use the standard revision parser.
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