Junio C Hamano wrote:
> A revision range is a slice of history, so you don't need any further
> adjective.
> Please don't introduce new words that do not add any accuracies nor value.

I was just saying: I don't want to introduce new terms either.  I
think revisions.txt needs to be fixed.  Under the Specifying Ranges

        Include commits that are reachable from (i.e. ancestors of)

This doesn't make sense because <rev> might as well refer to a blob*.
So this should say s/<rev>/<rev> that names a commit object/.

* The first line in the Specifying Revisions section: A revision
parameter '<rev>' typically, but not necessarily, names a commit
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