On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 1:10 AM, David Aguilar <dav...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Ramkumar Ramachandra
> <artag...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Felipe Contreras wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Agreed.
> If only we didn't care about windows then we could have this feature today:
>     cd .git
>     ln -s HEAD @
> ...and everything works, in the most natural way.
> Has anyone else tweaked their repo this way?
> Is an alternative implementation to change the template repo to ship
> with a symlink?
> For windows, perhaps we can use this new code behind an #ifdef?
> Anyways, it's just a crazy idea.  I very much like this feature,
> and in a tweaked repo @{0}{1} actually works.
> Is there no way to tweak this at some really low level to trick git
> into believing the link exists (even when it doesn't)?
> I guess that's what these patches do, but the limitations seem unfortunate.

Nevermind.  @{0}{1} is nothing special and symbolic-ref happily
replaces symlinks with a file, so new code is needed regardless.  I'll
start testing these patches instead.
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