Re: [PATCH 4/4] cherry-pick/revert: default to topological sorting

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Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> y@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
>
>> From: Martin von Zweigbergk <martin.von.zweigbergk@xxxxxxxxx>
>>
>> When 'git cherry-pick' and 'git revert' are used with ranges such as
>> 'git cherry-pick A..B', the order of the commits to pick are
>> determined by the default date-based sorting. If a commit has a commit
>> date before the commit date of its parent, it will therfore be applied
>> before its parent.
>
> Is that what --topo-order really means?

And it turns out that the documentation is crappy.  Perhaps
something like this, but an illustration may not hurt.

 Documentation/rev-list-options.txt | 7 ++++---
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
index d9b2b5b..c147117 100644
--- a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
@@ -579,9 +579,10 @@ Commit Ordering
 By default, the commits are shown in reverse chronological order.
 
 --topo-order::
-
-	This option makes them appear in topological order (i.e.
-	descendant commits are shown before their parents).
+	This option makes them appear in topological order.  Even
+	without this option, descendant commits are shown before
+	their parents, but this tries to avoid showing commits on
+	multiple lines of history intermixed.
 
 --date-order::
 
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