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Re: [Issue 533] New - implement reserved checkouts

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-08-03 00:33:38 CEST

Jim Blandy <jimb@red-bean.com> writes:
> Someone said they like VSS's locking; tell us more. But tell us
> something more analytical than just "we used VSS locking, and it was
> helpful." That'll help us design something that would have helped
> that group, on that project. But if you can see why locking isn't
> helpful in some situations, then what was different about your
> situation that made it the right thing?
> Including a feature because it appears on conservative managers'
> checklists is design by extortion. We're not that desperate --- the
> "extortionists" don't really have much power over us. Shouldn't we
> spend our limited energy on work we think will really be useful?

What he said!

> But maybe Karl really just wants me to give my "file locking doesn't
> work" spiel. [...]

Nope -- what you wrote above was exactly what I was looking for.


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