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Avoid large pull requests

December 26, 2019

Tip: Avoid large pull requests. Find ways to break them up into smaller ones.

Small PRs can be:

  • Easier to review. Intent is clearer and mistakes are more obvious
  • Less likely to conflict with others work
  • Compatible w/large new features - e.g behind a flag
  • Not a panacea :)

To learn more about the value of small pull requests, check out the small change lists guide in Google's engineering best practices documentation.