Restarting Logstash vs Manual Stopping & Starting

I'm doing constant testing on a rather-large filter set in Logstash (~1800 lines).

Restarting Logstash takes 3-5 minutes every time, which really slows down my testing efficiency. I'm considering simply running the consecutive commands:
'service logstash stop'
'service logstash start'

Is there anything I should be concerned about by restarting Logstash this way? It is definitely a much faster way to develop on Logstash. I know this bypasses the configtest, but that's not really of a concern to me, as the plugin I'm currently debugging doesn't get checked by the configtest very in-depth anyways.