re: 8 Productivity Tips for GitHub VIEW POST


Github is bursting with features, it's always good to revisit some favourites!

One thing that is important to keep in mind about the pull request suggestion feature: be careful if you have any sort of commit message linting (either in relationship with a semantic versioning system or just for the sake of standardization), I had to amend commit histories more than once after accepting a suggestion too hastily and using the default commit message.

While it's a useful feature for quick fixes, being able to disable it on a per-project basis could definitely save some headaches.


Totally agreed. I'd only use it for really small things that I'm confident won't result in a broken build.

I don't know that I'd disable it though. If you've got GitHub linked to a CI platform then in the worst case it should result in a single broken commit.


True for the single broken commit, I'm just very averse to any variation of manual rebasing to be honest. In reality, fixing a broken commit history is actually a pretty straightforward process.

I wish that something like a user-defined commit message regexp could be set for repos though, it's a crude guardrail that could catch that kind of stuff.

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