On 13 March 2018 at 22:46, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote: > Martin Ågren <martin.ag...@gmail.com> writes: > >> in order to decide whether we should read from stdin. (So yes, after >> this patch, we will still silently ignore stdin for confused usage such >> as `git log v2.15.0.. | git shortlog v2.16.0..`. But at least that does >> not crash.) > > $ git log -p | git shortlog Documentation/ > > is also a nonsense request. When outside a repository, i.e. > > $ git -C $path_to_repo | git shortlog Documentation/ > > is not giving any revisions, so the error message should not say "no > revisions can be given"---a nitpicky bug reporter would say "I gave > no revisions, why are you complaining to me?"
Good point. I will see if I can make this similar to other places. Maybe something like "too many arguments given outside repository". Thanks. Martin