When running interactive rebase to reword a commit message, I would
expect that the commit whose message I'm rewording is checked out.
This is not quite the case when rewording multiple subsequent commit

Let's start with four commits, and start an interactive rebase from
the first commit:

  $ git log --oneline
  5835aa1 (HEAD -> master) fourth
  64ecc64 third
  d5fad83 second
  384b86f first
  $ git rebase -i 384b86f

Update the instruction sheet to edit the log messages of two
subsequent commits:

  r d5fad83 second
  r 64ecc64 third
  pick 5835aa1 fourth

Now, after the editor opens up the second commit's log message, start
a new terminal and check where HEAD is pointing to:

  ~/tmp/reword (master|REBASE-i 1/3)$ head -n1 .git/COMMIT_EDITMSG 
  ~/tmp/reword (master|REBASE-i 1/3)$ git log --oneline -1
  d5fad83 (HEAD) second

So far so good.
Save the updated commit message, and after the editor opens up the
third commit's log message, check again where HEAD is pointing to now:

  ~/tmp/reword (master +|REBASE-i 2/3)$ head -n1 .git/COMMIT_EDITMSG 
  ~/tmp/reword (master +|REBASE-i 2/3)$ git log --oneline -1
  c3db735 (HEAD) second - updated

As you can see, HEAD still points to the (now rewritten) second

It's only HEAD, though: notice the '+' in the git prompt, indicating
that both the worktree and index are dirty.  And indeed, they both
already match the state of the currently reworded, i.e. third, commit:

  ~/tmp/reword (master +|REBASE-i 2/3)$ cat file

This is good, because even though HEAD has not been updated yet, it
already allows users to take a look at the "big picture", i.e. actual
file contents, in case the diff included in the commit message
template doesn't show enough context.

This behavior changed in commit 18633e1a22 (rebase -i: use the
rebase--helper builtin, 2017-02-09); prior to that HEAD pointed to the
third commit while editing its log message.

It's important to reword subsequent commits.  When rewording multiple,
but non subsequent commits (e.g. reword, pick, reword in the
instruction sheet), then HEAD is pointing to the right commits during
both rewords.

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