[re-sending to the list, sorry Junio for the duplicate mail]

On 08/14/2013 07:05 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Stefano Lattarini <stefano.lattar...@gmail.com> writes:
>> My problems is that some new automagical interpretation of the bare
>> @' character (introduced after 1.8.3) has destroyed my use case:
>> ...
>> I don't want to ask you to revert this new behaviour, but I'd like to
>> at least have an option to disable it.
> I do not think it is simply not worth the complexity to selectively
> disable it.  If it is a regression, it is much better to simply
> revert, if we can (it appears that cdfd9483 (Add new @ shortcut for
> HEAD, 2013-05-07) can be reverted without any textual context, but
> there may already be new stuff that depends on the "@").
I'm not sure I want to force a revert simply to cater to a personal idiom of mine (and not that important). I'd first like to hear what the community thinks about the issue (with silence meaning "don't revert").

> For the upcoming release, I am very much tempted to revert it and
> let the topic retried, by people who really want the "let's save
> four keystrokes and replace it with @ aka Shift-<something>",
> without hurting your use case (and others), after the upcoming
> release.
> What do others think?
I second this question :-)


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