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Re: subversion and locking

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-11 17:55:19 CEST

On May 11, 2005, at 10:31 AM, Simon Whittaker wrote:

> There was very strong dissent towards the idea of multiple users
> editing the same file and I have been informed that any source
> control software would _have_ to conform to the lock-modify-unlock
> system.

Alas, that opinion is usually out of fear and ignorance. "It's
always been this way, we don't ever want to change. Concurrency
couldn't possibly work, it's too dangerous!"

But it sounds like you're not in a position to argue or persuade,
you're only able to comply with decrees. Sorry about that.

> If subversion 1.2 can emulate VSS in this capacity then I will use
> this otherwise I will be using VSS :(

Well, you'll be missing out on half the point of Subversion, but at
least it will be cheaper. :(

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