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Re: Locking use question

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-04-26 21:58:13 CEST

On Tue, 26 Apr 2005, Simon Large wrote:

> I am writing up a description of the locking GUI in TSVN, and having
> read through the SVN locking docs, it is unclear whether there are any
> real use cases for locking _without_ having set the svn:needs-lock
> property. If I lock a file it stops others checking in before me, but
> doesn't stop them modifying their local copies. Once I unlock, they can
> merge my changes in with any they have made in the meantime, which still
> follows the copy-modify-merge model. Is there a use for this which I may
> have missed, or is locking really only useful in conjunction with the
> svn:needs-lock property?
Say you do a large reorganization of the file (or reindent it or
something) and don't want to risk to get lots of conflicts. Then you might
lock the file, without the svn:needs-lock property.OK, you push the merge
burden on others, so you still have to communicate. I'm not sure how
useful this will be in practice.


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