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RE: Subversion 101: To lock or not to lock..

From: L. Wayne Johnson <wayne_at_zk.com>
Date: 2006-06-09 01:43:43 CEST

>> "When editing an html or jsp file, it is often necessary to modify
>> many parts of the file. If someone else is also editing the same
>> file, merging the changes can be extremely time consuming, as it is
>> hard for subversion to reconcile and display the diffs correctly (this
>> is from experience). Locking provides a safeguard from having to
>> endure the merge process but does not stop people from getting their
>> job done, because you should never have two people working on the same
>> html/jsp file at the same time."
This statement does not make sense to me. On the one hand merging the file
is too time consuming so you must lock it. On the other hand locking the
file does not cause a problem because nobody else will be working on it.

Either more than one person is going to edit the file or not.

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Received on Fri Jun 9 01:45:05 2006

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