Write git commit message before 'git commit'
I'm learning Git coming from Perforce.
As far as I can tell you must write the commit message in the same step as when you commit. Or am I missing how I might write the message earlier and have it hang around until I'm ready to commit.
I really liked the workflow in perforce where you can edit the changelist description at any time, and then checkin when you're ready. Personally, I like to open the description many times and document as I code, or as I think of noteworthy things to point out.
Possible with Git?
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