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Re: locked files

From: Noel L Yap
Subject: Re: locked files
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 08:46:04 -0500

address@hidden on 2000.10.30 13:21:30
>> This topic has been discussed numerous times and I still haven't seen an
>> absolute need to use "cvs admin -l".
>Well, some people don't trust that if someone gets a conflict when
>trying to merge, that the resulting file will be OK, because of human

Whether a human does a manual merge (which is even more error-prone than
automating the merge), developers should always double-check the result of the
merge, anyway.  Moreover, regression testing will catch semantic conflicts that
no merge tool can detect and humans will often miss.

>Locking stalls development, but encourages that one person does some right
>without disturbance from others.

"cvs edit -c" encourages communication (in which case, developers may decide to
work serially) and allows concurrent development -- the best of both worlds.


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