"Philip Oakley" <philipoak...@iee.org> writes:

> micro-nit: 'first' and 'last' can be tricky to distinguish for lists...

Let's do this then.

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From: Pranit Bauva <pranit.ba...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:44:09 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] rev-list-options: clarify the usage of --reverse

Users often wonder if the oldest or the newest n commits are shown
by `log -n --reverse`.  Clarify that --reverse kicks in only after
deciding which commits are to be shown to unconfuse them.

Reported-by: Ruediger Meier <sweet_...@gmx.de>
Signed-off-by: Pranit Bauva <pranit.ba...@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com>
 Documentation/rev-list-options.txt | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt 
index 4f009d4..f8946d4 100644
--- a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
@@ -638,8 +638,9 @@ avoid showing the commits from two parallel development 
track mixed
-       Output the commits in reverse order.
-       Cannot be combined with `--walk-reflogs`.
+       Output the commits chosen to be shown (see Commit Limiting
+       section above) in reverse order. Cannot be combined with
+       `--walk-reflogs`.
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