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Fwd: Subversion 1.2, files needing locks, and commit

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2005-05-16 16:53:33 CEST

> On May 16, 2005, at 5:03 AM, Dave Proctor wrote:
>> It seems that if I have a file which has the svn:needs-lock
>> property set,
>> but currently noone has taken the lock, if I alter my working copy
>> of that
>> file, and then just do a svn commit,

> If the svn:needs-lock property is set, then the file should be read-
> only. Did your editing tools not notice this?
> The point of the read-only-ness is to remind you, "hey, you should
> lock this thing before starting work on it."
> Granted, some tools will flat-out ignore the read-only-ness. So as
> Peter said, you could install a pre-commit hook which *demands*
> that any incoming file with a svn:needs-lock property be already
> locked. But IMO, that's a bit too late, the damage is already
> done. Even if the hook prevents such a commit, you've already
> (potentially) wasted your time creating unmergeable changes,
> right? Somebody could have already committed a newer version of
> the file while you were working, and now you've got an unmergeable
> set of conflicts.

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