On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:05 PM, Mathieu Lemoine <math...@mlemoine.name> wrote:
> Hello,
> In https://raw.github.com/git/git/master/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt
> is mentioned:
>  * Instead of typing four capital letters "HEAD", you can say "@" now,
> e.g. "git log @".
> However, `git symbolic-ref @`  gives "fatal: No such ref: @", while
> `git symbolic-ref @`  gives "refs/heads/master".

you meant "while `git symbolic-ref _HEAD_` gives refs/heads/master"?

> I looked around in the archive and #git, but nobody seemed to be aware
> of the behaviour.
> I wonder if it's on purpose given the low level of symbolic-ref or if
> it's a bug.

I think this is because symbolic-ref (and show-ref) takes plain refs,
either in full or short form, but nothing else fancier. I'm not sure
if we should add support for @ (and maybe @{u} as it's in the same
boat) to these commands. If it's confusing and hard to explain in
documents then maybe we should.
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