The current definition of 'revision' sounds like it is saying that a revision is a tree object. In reality it is just a commit.
This should be especially useful for people used to other revision control systems trying to see how familiar concepts translate into git terms. Reported-by: Ramkumar Ramachandra <artag...@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> --- Junio C Hamano wrote: > On Apr 21, 2013 12:41 AM, "Jonathan Nieder" <jrnie...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> revision:: A particular state of files and directories which was >>> stored in the object database. It is referenced by a commit object. >> >> So a revision is a tree? [...] > That's a historical misnomer. Some places in the documentation use revision > as if the word were interchangeable with object name, and HEAD:path listed > in specifying revision section is a prime example of it. What the section > lists is historically called extended SHA-1 expression, essentially what > get_sha1() can grok down to a single object name (as opposed to a slice of > history, which is a revision range). Thanks. Documentation/glossary-content.txt | 4 +--- 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-) diff --git a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt index eb7ba84f..521fceeb 100644 --- a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt +++ b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt @@ -430,9 +430,7 @@ should not be combined with other pathspec. <<def_merge,merge>> left behind. [[def_revision]]revision:: - A particular state of files and directories which was stored in the - <<def_object_database,object database>>. It is referenced by a - <<def_commit_object,commit object>>. + Synonym for <<def_commit,commit>> (the noun). [[def_rewind]]rewind:: To throw away part of the development, i.e. to assign the -- 18.104.22.168 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html