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Re: Exclusive Locking: design in a nutshell

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-05-20 03:34:51 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 19:29, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>>Subversion then has the choice of (1) making every PUT into a commit,
>>which can get very messy and annoying with most auto-saving DAV clients,
>>or (2) violate DAV, and make a lock-holder's GET show something
>>different than what the general public sees.
>Let me follow up to myself, and repeat a point ghudson has made on IRC.
>"Auto-saving" isn't the real problem here. We're talking about a user
>that opens a file directly from a repository with MS-Word (LOCK), then
>deliberately hits Control-S every few minutes to save progress (PUT),
>then ultimately closes the document (UNLOCK).
>Perhaps the "lots of revisions" issue really isn't an issue at all.
Then my suggestion to make a PUT to a locked file be a checkpoint (write
+ commit, keep locked), instead of just a simple write, fits this
observation like a glove. Yes?

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