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Re: CVS - setup reserved checkout

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: CVS - setup reserved checkout
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 18:06:18 GMT
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In article <address@hidden>, Greg A. Woods wrote:
>Even locking without lock contention won't solve all conflict
>scenarios.  Commit wars are possible with any change control process.

Even if you lock an entire repository, you can still get conflicts;
conflicts outside of the system.

Suppose I have some wonderful plan to implement something, based on my
current knowledge of the source code. I sit down to do it, but the
repository is locked. Then when it is unlocked, I find that the code
has changed in a way that makes it impractical to implement my idea
in the same way.

I now have to scrap or rework my idea, essentially performing a mental

If you exorcise merges from the version control system, you only push
them elsewhere.

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