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Re: [Issue 533] New - implement reserved checkouts

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2002-08-02 23:25:36 CEST

brane@xbc.nu writes:
> Also, -1 on the idea of a svn:locked property: Locking a file must
> not result in a version bump, that would IMHO violate the DAV spec,
> and we want our locking implementation to be compatible with DAV.

Commenting just on the "compatible with DAV" issue, not on the
"locking with properties" issue:

I think it's more important for the locking system be helpful to
developers than to be compatible with DAV. I don't like the idea of
justifying our application's behavior on the basis of how compatible
it is with our network protocol. I think Subversion should be a
version control system first, and a DAV implementation second, or
fifth, or something.

This is not an anti-DAV post. I have no idea what semantics DAV's
locking methods have. Even if they're great, that doesn't change my

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