Why no wiki'ing ??

Peter-Henry Mander <>
Thu Feb 6 15:15:42 CET 2003


Why not merge colliding submissions, a la CVS? I would reckon that most 
of the time changes can be automatically merged without conflicts. 
However, if there are conflicts, I'm not sure it could be resolved, i.e. 
someone adds comments within a paragraph that someone else deleted 
simultaneously.

Pete.

Joe Armstrong wrote:
>   It will indeed - there is no concurrency locking - when I wrote it I
> thought the traffic would be so  low that the chances of collision are
> so small that I wouldn't bother.
> 
>   I did  write a version that  gave you a  lock for a few  minutes but
> it's not that easy ...
> 
>   So yes - if  you spend a long time editing a  page and write it back
> somebody  who got  in-between  with a  quick  edit may  be  in for  an
> interesting surprise.
> 
>   This might happen - now - if *everybody* goes and tries to do what I
> suggest at the same time :-)
> 
> /Joe
> 
> 
> On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Vlad Dumitrescu (EAW) wrote:
> 
> 
>>good initiative!
>>
>>However, there is a problem: plenty of people are editing the page at the same time, and then the last store will overwrite all that happened in the meanwhile... wasn't it a lock on the pages when someone edited them?
>>
>>regards,
>>Vlad
>>
> 
> 
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