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Re: How to lock CVS for check-in

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: How to lock CVS for check-in
Date: 11 Oct 2001 22:27:38 +0100
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address@hidden (Greg A. Woods) writes:

> [ On , October 11, 2001 at 14:41:17 (-0400), Jake Colman wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: How to lock CVS for check-in
> >
> > So what do _you_ recommend for implementing branch locking?
> I don't recommend implementing branch locking in CVS at all.
> Anyone who thinks they need it probably has far larger problems that
> branch locking won't really solve in the first place.  It's a bad
> workaround to the wrong problem.

Speaking as someone who recently came very close to having to use "cvs
co -p" to undo someone else's mistake (they were workign on the wrong
branch by mistake) I disagree.

James Youngman
Manchester, UK.  +44 161 226 7339
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