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Re: r11557

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-11-01 12:56:24 CET

Folker Schamel wrote:
> BTW, it would be also nice to change the handling of parallel running
> commits:
> Instead of "the winner takes it all" it may be more fair to take
> a proportional number of lines from each commit and finalize them.

Umm, no. Commits are atomic; either all lines are committed or no lines are
committed. There is no possible middle ground which is consistent. The worst
thing that happens if a second commit cannot proceed because of an overlapping
prior commit, is that the second committer gets an "out of date" warning and has
to update (and possibly handle conflicts) before committing. The system cannot
possibly do that automatically.


John Peacock
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