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Re: [TSVN] What overlays do we NEED

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_slarge.plus.com>
Date: 2005-04-14 18:10:52 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:
> The whole read-only thing is only somewhat related to locking. You
> can
> use lock/unlock on any file unless a hook prevents it. This does
> nothing
> to make a file read-only or writable. The file will always be
> writable as
> it is today. If you try to do a lock and someone else has a lock,
> your
> lock request will fail. Likewise, if you try to commit and someone
> else
> holds a lock your commit will fail. But you can acquire the lock
> later,
> merge the changes and then commit.

Oops. That option had passed me by completely. In that case there's not
a great deal we can do with overlays, so the WC lock status will have to
come from the column provider.

I am still struggling to see how this form of locking is useful

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