Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> Ramkumar Ramachandra <artag...@gmail.com> writes:
>> Junio C Hamano wrote:
>>> I think "branch names" was an attempt to make it more newbie
>>> friendly by sacrificing technical accuracy.  With the suggested
>>> update (see the review for the previous one), it would be easier to
>>> read if this part said "options or the revision range".
>> Why does it have to be a range? It might well be a list of revisions,
> Study "Specifying Ranges" section of gitrevisions and come back,
> perhaps?

A bit more specifically, there is a reason why we list "Specifying
Revisions" and "Specifying Ranges" separately in that manual page.

I think you are trying explain "git log --short A B ^C" as if it
takes "--short" (which is an option), "A", "B", and "^C" (all of
which are revisions).  And I am saying that is wrong.

It is "--short" (which is an option) and "A B ^C" (which is a
revision range).

"git log --short A" is taking "--short" (an option) and "A".  This
"A" is still a revision range and not a single revision.  It is a
single commit that is used to name a revision range which is the
entire history behind the commit "A".
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