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Re: Checking out individual files

From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. <vawjr_at_rudbek.com>
Date: 2007-01-29 01:48:51 CET

At 14:54 2007-01-28, Jing Xue wrote:
>On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 03:10:33PM -0500, Eric wrote:
> > At 02:28 PM 1/28/2007, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> >
> > His use case is that he doesn't want to be bothered having to check
> > out more files than he needs.
>
>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. And, guess what, one
>can most certainly lock individual files in svn. :-)
>
>Of course, all that was just some speculation.
>-- Jing Xue

Yes, it's imperative to find out what the user really thinks s/he
needs. Offtimes users pick the wrong vocabulary to describe the
problem simply because they're unaware that the vocabulary changes
from product/project to product/project. Many, many times im my
career when I've _finally_ gotten the user to tell what the "whole
problem" is, there is a simple (perhaps even elegant) solution that
they never thought about.

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