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Re: r11557

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2004-11-01 16:41:54 CET

John Peacock wrote:
> 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.

Brilliant! Very well spoofed, Folker!

> 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 "out of date" warning and has to update (and possibly handle conflicts)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

Tee-hee! Feeling red in the face yet, John?

- Julian

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