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Re: Get exclusive lock

From: Reedick, Andrew <jr9445_at_ATT.COM>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 10:39:06 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Les Mikesell [mailto:lesmikesell_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 10:54 AM
> To: Nick.Thompson_at_infineon.com
> Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Get exclusive lock
> No, you just need to get the lock. Nothing else is going to be able
> guess what you are about to do and advise you how to go about it.

Guess, no. Advise, yes. The most practical time to advise the user
that their workspace contains 'svn:needs-lock' files is during 'svn co',
'svn update' and 'svn status', which SVN does not do at this time. Then
it's up to the user to grab locks on the files they plan to work on.

Version control doesn't make money, it saves money. Anything that can
reduce the knowledge/effort needed to use version control is a good
thing. In this case, it's probably a good, practical idea for key SVN
operations to print a simple reminder indicating the presence of
'svn:needs-lock' files in the workspace, to help prevent costly


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