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What where they THINKING? The github merge button is STUPID

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I just love git pull requests, but the new behavior from GitHub is beyond moronic. Take a look at a typical pull request:


The problem is that clicking on this button would actually merge the changes to the public repository. I don’t know about you, but there are very few cases where this is what I want to do.

In 99.9999% of the cases, I want to merge this locally to see what the bloody changes are, run some tests, maybe modify the changes before I am taking them.  In this case, this particular pull request contains a failing test. I never want to commit that to the public repo automatically.

What is worse is that I now need to manually construct the pull command in the command line, whereas GitHub previously offered the option to generate that for me, which I liked much more.

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Published at DZone with permission of Ayende Rahien, DZone MVB. See the original article here.

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