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Re: Making a file writeable

From: yap_noel
Subject: Re: Making a file writeable
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 08:46:06 -0400

>Then spend time doing the merge by hand and having to
>possibly to ahold of the programmer who made other changes to make sure
>is done correctly.  Now two programmers, at least, are being unproductive
>costs are going up.

Don't you have regression tests to check if you've broken something?


James Knowles wrote:

> > In a sane and normal source control
> > system,
> Do you mean a "we can't figure out how to implement parallel development
> we'll put a straightjacket on our customers and convince them that it's
> superior" source control system?
> > files stay read only until you check them out.
> Bad Bad Bad Bad Bad
> Oh how many times I've wanted to smack somebody up side the head for
> This is OK only in some development environments.
> > CVS seems to be
> > neither and lets people change files at will.  This is quite bad and
> > productive.
> Have you attempted to understand the theory of operation? I've spent a
> weekend giving myself a crash course in CVS. Yes, it's different than,
> Visual Source Safe, but it's neither wrong, bad, nor counterproductive. I
> rather like it. Sadly it's freaking another developer out in a big way --
> and I have to deal with him.
> CVS requires a mental adjustment to client-oriented parallel development.
> The straightjacket is off.
> I guess it's like freedom. Freedom scares the living daylights out of
> conditioned to living under tight controls.
> --
> Practice makes permanent. Perfect practice makes perfect.
> - Seville

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