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Re: [Issue 533] New - implement reserved checkouts

From: Mike Wohlgemuth <mjw_at_woogie.net>
Date: 2002-08-05 15:18:47 CEST

On Mon, 2002-08-05 at 08:37, Dave Cridland wrote:
> I agree with the general consensus that they're a false security, and
> should not be used, for source code, but as I stated earlier, I
> sincerely doubt that source code will be the largest market, and
> moreover one hopes that users working on source code are relatively
> technically aware.

As the person that first brought up the phrase "false security". I do
not think that mandatory locks are necessarily false security. I do
think that allowing people other than the person with the lock or an
administrator to release the lock is false security, since it really
turns them into advisory locks. The problem with mandatory locks isn't
really with the locks themselves, but with organizations that implement
them without being prepared for the consequences. I don't think many
organizations would implement them if they seriously understood these
consequences, but that doesn't mean that mandatory locks don't have
their place.


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