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Re: another idea for directory locking.

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-10-21 00:08:20 CEST

On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 16:28, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> The counterargument, though, is that users are going to want to lock
> whole trees no matter what.

I don't think they will. I think we should implement file locking and,
with that variable controlled for, wait and see how many users ask for
directory locking.

It's not that I'm "only interested" in solving one specific problem.
I'm not really interested in locking at all, myself. But I've only seen
a user demand for one specific problem, and I feel like we're trying to
solve another problem, which essentially no one cares about, merely
because we see it as low-hanging fruit once we have file locking. But
it's not really fruit and it's not really low-hanging.

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