Matthieu Moy wrote:
>> the manual of git init says: "An initial HEAD file that references the
>> HEAD of the master branch is also created."
>> However, after creating the repository using git init there's no
>> master branch.
> Right, but HEAD still points to it ;-). We sometimes call this an
> "unborn branch".

Right.  Let me also add that our prompt has support for this; on an
unborn branch, my prompt looks like:

               the # indicates unborn branch

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