A treeish isn't a ref. Also, mention dereferencing, and that a commit dereferences to a tree, to support gitrevisions(7) and rev-parse's error messages.
Signed-off-by: Richard Hansen <rhan...@bbn.com> --- Documentation/glossary-content.txt | 15 ++++++++++++--- 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-) diff --git a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt index 257a7fe..a2edcc3 100644 --- a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt +++ b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt @@ -499,9 +499,18 @@ should not be combined with other pathspec. <<def_tree,tree>> is equivalent to a <<def_directory,directory>>. [[def_treeish]]treeish (also tree-ish):: - A <<def_ref,ref>> pointing to either a <<def_commit_object,commit - object>>, a <<def_tree_object,tree object>>, or a <<def_tag_object,tag - object>> pointing to a tag or commit or tree object. + A <<def_tree_object,tree object>> or an <<def_object,object>> + that can be recursively dereferenced to a tree object. + Dereferencing a <<def_commit_object,commit object>> yields the + tree object corresponding to the <<def_revision,revision>>'s + top <<def_directory,directory>>. + The following are all treeishes: + a <<def_committish,committish>>, + a tree object, + a <<def_tag_object,tag object>> that points to a tree object, + a tag object that points to a tag object that points to a tree + object, + etc. [[def_unmerged_index]]unmerged index:: An <<def_index,index>> which contains unmerged -- 1.8.4 -- 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