Magic PR Journeys

March 22, 2021

Practical PRs

I was recently having a conversation about Pull Request reviews with a colleague of mine and I mentioned that when I’m ready to look at code for a PR, I review one commit at a time in order. After a confused pause, she asked how I could get the full context by only looking at one commit at a time. I supposed to her that perhaps the full context is not what facilitates a better review. Instead, we should follow the journey the developer who opened the PR has set out for us through their commits.

I have many more thoughts on this subject, but I’d like to hear yours too. Email me at and let me know what you think about the above supposition. Possible? Nonsensical? Outright dumb? :)

Here’s to your next magical PR journey!

— Chris


Christopher R Marshall


Enjoys programming web applications; especially in Go and Ruby. Also enjoys playing ice hockey as a goalie and playing the guitar.