How many other users are affected by your change? How many other programmers? Just you?
If there are other programmers affected, do you notify them in advance so they can be aware of possible issues? Can you be sure you won't cause problems for production services?
It sounds like your own installation is your own personal development playground. That is the correct place to make these types of changes. Production installations should be treated with care, and any changes should be well-tested and well-publicized.