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Re: Locking use question

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-04-26 22:52:57 CEST

On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 15:36, Simon Large wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 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 everyone is simply used to locking every file before editing, they
will find out about lock conflicts without the need for svn:needs-lock
to enforce the lock-before-edit requirement on them.

Also, even if it doesn't protect anyone else, locking a file still
protects you. If you've informed everyone else through some other
mechanism, then you might consider it their problem if they forget.

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Received on Tue Apr 26 22:57:03 2005

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