merge revert != ctrl-z

Git revert is not simply an undo

Elliott Gorrell

4 minute read

Today I was asked to review and merge my co-workers pull request on a repo of VPC written in cloudformation. This was for a not yet production live application stack onsite at a client. I don’t like to make a habit of merging other peoples branches as I believe the merge should always be done by the owner. Sometimes with a simple merge complexities arise and it is better to have the person with the context doing the work (Spoiler alert - this is one of those times).