On Tue, 3 Sep 2013 10:20:06 -0500
John McKown <john.archie.mck...@gmail.com> wrote:

> If you don't want to do a commit, then do a stash. It puts the current
> working directory "off to the side". Like a temporary branch.

This comparison is quite to the point -- the `git stash` command even
allows to create a new branch from any stash entry.

> When you want to come back, then you do a git stash pop.
> I think I understand how you're working. You likely only do a
> "commit" when you think something is "finished". I, on the other
> hand, think of "commit" as "take a checkpoint".

Again, a very good suggestion.
To those introduced to video games, I like to explain commits as saving
the game just before opening a door to a yet not visited room with your
gun ready ;-)


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