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Re: Checking out individual files

From: Jing Xue <jxue01_at_digizenstudio.com>
Date: 2007-01-29 01:09:43 CET

On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 05:02:54PM -0500, Eric wrote:
> At 04:54 PM 1/28/2007, Jing Xue wrote:
>
> Yeah, that's another issue, he rejects the whole notion of concurrent
> versioning, i.e. checkout-modify-merge. He has insisted that he will
> never do anything except lock-modify-commit-unlock.

Well, but this seems (to me) to be _the_ issue here, as far as he is
concerned anyway. It's perhaps easier to tell him to just use "lock"
whenever he is thinking of doing a "check out" - easier than explaining
why concurrent versioning is OK, I reckon? :-)

> How does that work? If he checks out a directory, then flags one of
> the files to be locked and modifies that, then modifies a different
> file without remembering to lock it first, won't that, like, tear a
> hole in the universe or something? :-)

Well, it won't break anything - except for his own nerve after he
realizes "OMG, I forgot to lock it!", and there won't be any permanent
damage even there anyways, once you show him that "everything's ok."
;-)

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