On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 08:32:07AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>  A. You are not allowed to call your branch with a string that begins with
>     'refs/heads/'.
>  B. Why?
>  A. Because it will confuse you.
>  B. I know what I am doing.
>  A. ???

Your reply in
suggests that one should explicitly use the refs/heads prefix to to work
around ambiguities in some situations.

Are there any best-practices sugestions out there about when to use the
refs/heads prefix and when not? It looks like git delibaretly cuts off this
prefix in some situations.

I don't think my problem stems from something like "git branch 
Anyway, some clarifications about the usage of this prefix would be great!

Josef Wolf
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