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What are the possible consequences of merging branches together?

Jacquelynn Gothard April 4, 2020



I'm new to Sourcetree and to working with Git/Github. I'm in a little bit of a bind: I've created 3 separate branches and made 3 pull requests, one for each branch. The reviewer would like all of the work on one PR. It looks like the best way to achieve this now would be to combine all of the work onto one branch, and then close the PRs for two branches that were merged.


I think I can do that from Sourcetree, and then push the changes to main branch, right?

Essentially, I'm wondering about potential problems/snafus in moving forward with this supposition. 




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Justinas Jurčiukonis April 5, 2020

If you were working on different parts of code, then there should be no issues, final branch will have all changes from these branches.

If you were working on same parts, then it's possible to have all sort of merge conflicts. Usually it's easy to fix in your own code when you know how it should be.

One of issue I usually get is when one branch deletes file (e.g. code was split to different files) and another branch changes something in that deleted file. Then merge conflict can return this deleted file.

But everything depends on situation

Jacquelynn Gothard April 6, 2020

@Justinas Jurčiukonis , thanks for the reply! I got it all sorted out. :)

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