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Re: Up-to-date-check on commit.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-06-19 22:30:31 CEST

"Stephen C. Tweedie" <sct@redhat.com> writes:

> Hi,
>
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 03:03:42PM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>
> > Josef, you're calling into question the core model of how CVS and
> > Subversion both work... the so-called "concurrent" versioning model.
> >
> > This system is the natural result of not having a "lock-modify-unlock"
> > model. It depends on developers *communicating* with one another.
>
> cvs _can_ do that locking: "cvs watch|edit|unedit|unwatch" deal with
> that (they are listed in the info pages, but apparently not in the man
> pages.)
>
> Nobody I know ever uses these options.

That's because they were stapled onto CVS late in the game, IIRC. :-)

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