Junio C Hamano wrote:
> As far as I can tell, that valid-remote-nick was done in df93e33c
> (Validate nicknames of remote branches to prohibit confusing ones,
> 2008-02-15), and back in that version, the codepath and the feature
> that wants to see a slash and do magical things, which is described
> by this comment you are removing:

It's a bad hack, in my opinion.  When I say git fetch ../foomery, it
should catch the pattern at transport_get() and not even attempt to
look up a remote in the first place.  I will attempt to clean this up

> So it appears that back then (and througout to today), nobody uses
> that "partial URL" feature which is specific (and was a rather nice
> invention/legacy by Cogito) to .git/branches file.

It's quite a cute feature, even if a bit magical.

> Reminds me of the strategy to deprecate functionality in X (cf.
> http://lwn.net/Articles/536520/) ;-)

Leaving dead code around to confuse readers? :\
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