From: "Philip Oakley" <>
From: "Junio C Hamano" <>
"Philip Oakley" <> writes:

I think the
use of "commit" in an angle-bracket-pair in the label for the
section, i.e. "--fixup=<commit>", has been considered to be clear
enough to tell that you can use usual extended SHA-1 syntax to
specify the commit you want to talk about,

I certainly hadn't picked up on that ability to use the extended sha1
syntax (specifying revisions...) here.

By "has been considered", I meant that the documentation text is
still open for improvement.  I just didn't find rewording "commit"
with "commit revision" is that improvement we need there.

Perhaps we need to have somewhere central a section that explains
various notations used in the documentation set.  I think it is safe
to say something like "unless otherwise qualified, <commit> (or any
object type in an angle-bracket-pair) is used as a placeholder to
take any acceptable way to spell object names (cf. gitrevisions for
details)" these days [*1*].

True. I'm cautious that we may accidentally still hide it in another document that the user doesn't see when reading "this" (or any other) man page.

Your sentence is short enough to be added to those few key pages that users refer to to get them started in the right direction.

*1* In ancient days I think some plumbing commands only took 40-hex
object names, but as far as I know they've all been updated.

I'll take the patch series away and have a rework over the coming week or so.

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