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Re: file:// + exclusive locking/external locking - what's right?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-05 16:36:10 CET

On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 06:32, Files wrote:

> file:// is only supposed to be used for testing? Oops. I only use
> client-server when necessary.

Every year or so Karl says this, and I object. :-) There is a far more
important for file:/// to exist.

Just as with CVS, an single user should be able to create a personal
repository and keep stuff under version control *without* having
permission to run a server process. For example, think of a college
student with no access to anything but her home directory on a
university unix machine. This use-case is more common than you think.

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