In programming, it is common while working to collect a set of very small changes. Before those changes are added permanently to the code base, they will be "squashed" together so that they are easy to understand as a coherent whole.
I am looking for a word that describes these changes before they are combined.
How can I describe a thing or set of things that need to be, in the indeterminate future, combined, squashed, or generally reduced down?
For a non programming example:
"Are those clothes ready to be packed?"
"No, they're _______"
The intention is to suggest that the pile needs to be made smaller before being ready.
Since this is a word that I'm looking to user over and over again in personal notes, brevity and conciseness is fairly important.
Edit: I'm looking for a word that me and my coworkers can use to tag/mark work that needs to be reduced. Currently we're using "squash later," which is pretty concise, but academically I'm curious if there is an even shorter (one word) expression that could be used.