"Philip Oakley" <philipoak...@iee.org> writes:
> +1 for the nice explanation.


> The Index is also commonly called the *staging area* when viewed from an 
> outward facing perspective (i.e. what do users do), with index being more 
> commonly used for an inward facing perspective (e.g. for code development). 

Thanks; I've added "staging area" to my guide.

> There is currently a truce about which is the 'right name'! 

And there's a third contender:  "the cache".

Of course we can't agree on the terminology to use!


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