Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> In addition to your topic, it may be a good idea to notice this at
> the Porcelain level (e.g. "checkout -b" and "branch", but not at the
> "update-ref" level) and warn or even die if a Porcelain tries to
> create a branch with such a name.

But if we're going there and deprecating some ways of naming refs,
please also disallow some other funny things in the same go.  Michael
suggested this earlier in some thread: the fewer ways we have of legally
spelling refnames, the more syntax is available for revision syntax.

Thomas Rast
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