When an invalid revision is specified, the error message is:

    fatal: Needed a single revision

This is misleading because, you might think there is something wrong
with the command line as a whole.

Now the user gets a more meaningful error message, showing the invalid
revision.

Signed-off-by: Dirk Wallenstein <hals...@t-online.de>
---

Notes:
    I assume, it is not worth the trouble to even try to change the message from
    rev-parse for this.  People might parse the messages, which is probably why
    this message still exists.

 git-request-pull.sh | 14 ++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/git-request-pull.sh b/git-request-pull.sh
index d566015..f38f0f9 100755
--- a/git-request-pull.sh
+++ b/git-request-pull.sh
@@ -51,8 +51,18 @@ fi
 tag_name=$(git describe --exact "$head^0" 2>/dev/null)
 
 test -n "$base" && test -n "$url" || usage
-baserev=$(git rev-parse --verify "$base"^0) &&
-headrev=$(git rev-parse --verify "$head"^0) || exit
+
+baserev=$(git rev-parse --verify "$base"^0 2>/dev/null)
+if test -z "$baserev"
+then
+    die "fatal: Not a valid revision: $base"
+fi
+
+headrev=$(git rev-parse --verify "$head"^0 2>/dev/null)
+if test -z "$headrev"
+then
+    die "fatal: Not a valid revision: $head"
+fi
 
 merge_base=$(git merge-base $baserev $headrev) ||
 die "fatal: No commits in common between $base and $head"
-- 
1.8.3.2.51.g8658a4c
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