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Re: [Issue 533] New - implement reserved checkouts

From: Alan Langford <jal_at_ambitonline.com>
Date: 2002-08-05 16:40:31 CEST

At 2002/08/05 01:27 -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
>In any case: get out of the "source code" mindset. Think about other kinds
>of documents. Locking is required for almost any non-mergable file format.
>Karl likes to say "but communication solves all that". It sure does, but the
>amount of communication necessary is hella more painful than a flag bit.

Communication *does* solve all that! It's just that the most efficient,
reliable form of communication happens to be by telling the repository that
you want exclusive access to a file for a while. If we don't think
computers/networks are the right tool for this, we might as well scribble
patches on post-it notes and pass them about.

Alan Langford jal@ambitonline.com
Ambit Perspectives (416)621-9899

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