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Re: Locking consensus(es) so far

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2004-10-14 15:50:35 CEST

On Oct 14, 2004, at 9:41 AM, Mark Phippard wrote:
> I just think that we cannot just wush away the conflict. The user
> needs
> to know that they have created a conflict and they should review the
> files
> before committing there change.

I'm suggesting that the UI be something like this:

  $ svn update hijacked-file.c
  WARNING: you have changed this file without locking it, which is bad!
  WARNING: a newer version of the file has been saved in
  WARNING: please examine the newer file before committing your own

How is that "wushing away" the conflict? Isn't that enough information
to make the user review the newer file?

The alternative is:

  $ svn update hijacked-file.c
  C hijacked-file.c

  ### "huh? what does C mean?"

  $ svn ls

  ### "huh? what are all these extra files?"

  $ svn commit hijacked-file.c
  svn: err: 'hijacked-file.c' remains in conflict.

  ### "huh? what does that mean?"
  ### calls administrator.

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