On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Ramkumar Ramachandra <artag...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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 > branch_get(): > > 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.
We probably should fix those, but that is orthogonal to the '@' shortcut. We can have the '@' shortcut *today*, with minimal changes to the code and the documentation, in a limited and understood scope, with no surprises. We can fix the symbolic ref stuff slowly, step by step, no need to delay the '@' shortcut for that. -- Felipe Contreras -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html