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Re: Checking out individual files

From: Eric <spamsink_at_scoot.netis.com>
Date: 2007-01-28 23:02:54 CET

At 04:54 PM 1/28/2007, Jing Xue wrote:

<JX>>>>>That, and your earlier mentioning the user might relate to
_VSS_ as the hammer, made me wondering whether, when the user says "I
want to check out only the files I want," they are referring to the
"check out" in VSS, which IIUC would correspond to "lock" in svn.<<<<<

Yeah, that's another issue, he rejects the whole notion of concurrent
versioning, i.e. checkout-modify-merge. He has insisted that he will
never do anything except lock-modify-commit-unlock.

That's why I said, if you want to have some fun, be a fly on the wall
at one of our staff meetings the next time concurrent versioning vs
lock-modify-unlock comes up. :-\

<JX>>>>>And, guess what, one can most certainly lock individual files
in svn.<<<<<

How does that work? If he checks out a directory, then flags one of
the files to be locked and modifies that, then modifies a different
file without remembering to lock it first, won't that, like, tear a
hole in the universe or something? :-)

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Received on Sun Jan 28 23:03:03 2007

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