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Re: [Issue 533] New - implement reserved checkouts

From: Mark Brown <broonie_at_sirena.org.uk>
Date: 2002-08-05 19:49:07 CEST

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 11:03:56AM -0500, Jim Blandy wrote:

> The question I wanted to ask is, are locks useful to software
> developers, too? They're often used in that context; is that always
> an abuse of technology, or are there situations where it's a good
> solution? What makes it a good solution in those cases?

I've seen them used for things like Visual Studio project files which
(while text) don't play well with merges and for image files used in
GUIs. In both cases the main thing people are looking for seems to be
advisory locks rather than anything stronger.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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