Am 14.08.2013 20:05, schrieb Junio C Hamano:
Stefano Lattarini <> 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 "@").

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

What do others think?

Stefano's use-case, where @/foo is turned into HEAD/foo, indicates a bug.

In my opinion, the topic, which touches a central part of ref handling, was a bit hurried (and this report is a symptom of it), and I wouldn't mind seeing it reverted.

-- Hannes

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