For milestones, I either create a new branch at that commit point (rarely)
or tag the commit with a nice name.
On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 10:40 AM, David <bouncingc...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4 September 2013 01:20, John McKown <john.archie.mck...@gmail.com>
> > 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. When you
> > to come back, then you do a git stash pop.
> > I think I understand how you're working. You likely only do a "commit"
> > you think something is "finished". I, on the other hand, think of
> > as "take a checkpoint". And I use the commit comment to tell me where I
> > and what I'm thinking about. I have a bare repository to which I do a
> > push" when I think that something is finished. Well, to the extent that
> > anything that _I_ do is ever finished <grin/>.
> The following additional comments are directed to maya melnick, based
> on John's above:
> I agree. At this state I'd encourage you more toward getting more
> comfortable with commits rather than stashing, although both are fine.
> Like John wrote, I think of commits as snapshots. The less sure I am
> of how todays code is going to develop, the more interim commits I
> make, in case I go in a direction that doesn't work out, or might not.
> I make lots of commits and little branches. Then when the final design
> becomes clearer, I remove the unwanted stuff, usually by rebasing or
> amending commits. I find the graphical tools gitk and git-gui help
> with this.
> This is different to thinking of commits as "finished milestones",
> although you can of course have other commits and/or branches that
> have that role.
> It takes a while to become that comfortable with git, but when you do,
> it is great.
> It is very important (and took me too long) to realise that branches
> are just pointers, and so this: when you want to do anything in git
> that you are unsure about (like rebasing or tidying up a branch), just
> create another temporary branch that points to the exactly same place
> and modify it. So if you mess it up, the original branch will still be
> there unchanged, as a fallback. Repeat until happy with results.
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