Martin Ågren <martin.ag...@gmail.com> writes:

> The first usage we give is the original one where, e.g., `git log` is
> piped through `git shortlog`. The description that follows reads the
> other way round, by first focusing on the general behavior, then ending
> with the behavior when reading from stdin.
> ...

The result looks a lot more useful than without the patch.  I think
the current ordering is merely a historical accident made in 2006.

Will queue; thanks.

> diff --git a/Documentation/git-shortlog.txt b/Documentation/git-shortlog.txt
> index ee6c5476c..5e35ea18a 100644
> --- a/Documentation/git-shortlog.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/git-shortlog.txt
> @@ -8,8 +8,8 @@ git-shortlog - Summarize 'git log' output
>  SYNOPSIS
>  --------
>  [verse]
> -git log --pretty=short | 'git shortlog' [<options>]
>  'git shortlog' [<options>] [<revision range>] [[\--] <path>...]
> +git log --pretty=short | 'git shortlog' [<options>]
>  
>  DESCRIPTION
>  -----------

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