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Re: Exclusive Locking: design in a nutshell

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-05-20 21:35:57 CEST

John Peacock <jpeacock@rowman.com> writes:

> If the LOCK tracked both who locked it and the revision at which the
> LOCK was issued, then it would indeed be trivial to revert the
> changes. But I'm with Brane and Mark that this is not the correct
> way to handle it. If we are to support cancelling a LOCK and
> reverting the changes, I cannot see any way to get around having the
> changes be part of a private transaction and not exposed as HEAD.
> Otherwise the interim changes will lead to inconsistent views for
> all users except those who had the LOCK.

I don't see why this will lead to inconsistent views. Can you

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