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From Owen Nichols <>
Subject Re: what is the best way to update a geode pull request
Date Fri, 31 May 2019 20:28:22 GMT
Personally, I do not force-push to my PRs once any review comments have been accumulated, for
the reasons you mention.

Not sure if some people just force-push out of habit, or if the requirement for initial commit
to be squashed creates some fear.

I would go a step further and suggest that there is no reason to even require the initial
PR to be a single, squashed commit.  If you have made a small fix and also done some refactoring
or cleanup, as a reviewer I would much rather you submit that PR with multiple distinct commits,
so I don’t have to comb through a gigantic diff trying to spot what is the real change and
what is just renames.

GitHub already very nicely presents the combined delta by default, as if it was a single squashed
commit, so to me there is only negative value in encouraging/requiring pre-squashing.

> On May 31, 2019, at 1:20 PM, Darrel Schneider <> wrote:
> Something I have noticed is that often when I have requested changes be
> made to a pull request is that the changes are force pushed ask a single
> commit to the pr. I would actually prefer that the changes show up as a new
> commit on the pr instead of everything being rebased into one commit. That
> makes the history of the pr easier to follow and make it easy to see what
> has changed since the previous review. What do others think? Have we done
> something that makes contributors think the pull request has to be single
> commit? I know the initial pull request is supposed to be but from then on
> I'd prefer that we wait to squash when we merge it to develop.

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