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Re: Making a file writeable

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Making a file writeable
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 22:35:29 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 00:59:20 (GMT), Bryon Lape wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Making a file writeable
> This only works on the first checkout.  In a sane and normal source control
> system, files stay read only until you check them out.  CVS seems to be
> neither and lets people change files at will.  This is quite bad and counter
> productive.

In the concurrent (parallel) development model enforced by CVS all
developers are encouraged to make changes to any files at any time.

In some types of projects, eg. a large integrated program with many
sub-systems (eg. an OS kernel), where many developers may have to make
tiny but sweeping changes through the whole source tree, this kind of
model is the only one that is "productive".

In other types of projects this concurrent model is more or less
invisible and of no impact, positive or negative.

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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