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Re: CVS - setup reserved checkout

From: David Gravereaux
Subject: Re: CVS - setup reserved checkout
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 00:30:53 GMT

address@hidden (Kaz Kylheku) wrote:

>Tell the manager to shed his or her superstitions, and work with
>the facts. The facts are:
>- Concurrent development works just fine.
>- Your team already likes it.
>- Strict locking does not prevent concurrency, it only reduces
>  it to a coarse granularity: coarse enough to interfere with
>  productivity, but not coarse enough to eradicate conflicts.
>  To eliminate conflicts, you have to lock the entire repository
>  so that only one developer at a time can do anything on the
>  software base as a whole.

Well said.  May I add, Concurrency works best with good communication among the
developers.  Responsibility of certain sections of code is usually divvied among
just a few people.  Strict locking might hurt the need for good communication
among a group.
David Gravereaux <address@hidden>

$ make war
make: *** No rule to make target `war'.  Stop.  Try `love' instead.

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