On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Ramkumar Ramachandra
> 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.
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
We can fix the symbolic ref stuff slowly, step by step, no need to
delay the '@' shortcut for that.
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