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Re: Pair Programming with Subversion

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2004-04-12 19:28:02 CEST

andy.glew@amd.com wrote:

>---++ The Problem
>In XP (eXtreme Programming) Pair Programming, 2 programmers
>work closely together. Some people have 2 programmers
>sharing a monitor, mouse, and keyboard; I practice a variant
>where both of us have our own computers, and are logged
>in separately, but where we work, at the same time, in
>the same directory. We do things like one guy working
>on a test while the other guy checks in the code, etc.
>We change roles frequently: first I check in, then my
>partner uses the version control tool, etc.

That's really not the usual way pairing works -- I'm suprised you're
seeing any benefit to both of you working completely separately. Pairing
is really all about two people at one computer, constantly able to
discuss what they're doing and where they're going. Pairing this way
means that it doesn't matter who checks in the code -- both of you will
know about it and so either author is acceptable.


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