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Finding changed methods and functions in a pull request

You can quickly find proposed changes to a method or function in a pull request in .go, .js, .ts, .py, .php, and .rb files.

Anyone with read access to a repository can see a summary list of the functions and methods changes in certain files of a pull request.

The summary list of methods and functions is created from these supported file types:

  • Go
  • JavaScript (includes Typescript, Flow, and other types of JavaScript)
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby
  1. Under your repository name, click Pull requests.

    Screenshot of the main page of a repository. In the horizontal navigation bar, a tab, labeled "Pull requests," is outlined in dark orange.

  2. In the list of pull requests, click the pull request where you'd like to find the changed functions and methods.

  3. On the pull request, click Files changed.

    Screenshot of the tabs for a pull request. The "Files changed" tab is outlined in dark orange.

  4. To see a summary list of the changed functions and methods, click Jump to .

    Screenshot of the "Files changed" tab for a pull request. The "Jump to" option is outlined in dark orange.

  5. Select the changed function or method from the drop-down menu. You can also enter the name of the function or method to filter results.

    Note: If you don't see the functions or methods you expected, confirm that your code compiles and doesn't contain errors. Only functions and methods changed in this pull request and found in .go, .js, .ts, .py, .php, and .rb files appear in the drop-down menu.

  6. You'll be redirected to the first line of the function or method you selected.

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