[darcs-users] Small suggestion: lock/unlock and minor idiot-proofing

David Roundy droundy at abridgegame.org
Thu Nov 25 13:12:47 UTC 2004

On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 08:31:35PM +0100, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> > > > Rule number one of working with darcs: never do anything
> > > > interesting when "darcs what" doesn't say ``no changes''.
> (That's me ;-)
> > In theory, it should be fine to do this.  In reality, we have a
> > performance problem with conflicts, thus the warning.
> No, it's not merely a performance problem.  Pulling when you have
> unrecorded changes can get you into trouble, since a conflict in pending
> is much more unpleasant to fix than a conflict in a real patch.

With the latest darcs, if there is a conflict with unrecorded changes when
you pull, you get a warning message and the option to cancel.  Without this
feature, then I'd agree with you.
David Roundy

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