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Re: Locking functional spec: read-only WC

From: Martin Tomes <lists_at_tomes.org>
Date: 2004-10-13 11:07:32 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> Greg Hudson's directory lock message implicitly brought up the issue
> with the working copy being set to read-only.
> In closing, I think the tool should prevent me from checking in my
> changes without the lock, but it shouldn't obstruct me from modifying my
> local copy: I own it and should do whatever I want to it. I look back
> at how much I hated RCS's behavior and I don't want to go back to that.
> I think the WC files should be read-write at all times and throw
> messages at the client when they try to commit to something that has an
> active lock. But, having read-only WC files seems like it's going to
> suck. -- justin

I think that the opposing views on read-onlyness of locked files are both valid:-(

I would want to know a file was locked before editing it because I never work disconnected.

Therefore I would like to propose either a client configuration option or a command line option to
svn checkout/update to turn off making locked files read-only.

E.g.:

svn checkout http://... wcname --locked-files-not-readonly

I am sure someone can come up with a better switch name than that:-)

-- 
Martin Tomes
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