Re: checkout/checkin/uncheckout vs. lock/unlock

David G. Durand (
Thu, 5 Nov 1998 12:19:07 -0400

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Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 12:19:07 -0400
From: "David G. Durand" <>
Subject: Re: checkout/checkin/uncheckout vs. lock/unlock

At 2:29 PM -0400 11/3/98, Geoffrey M. Clemm wrote:
>Why was the checkout/checkin/uncheckout functionality assigned
>to the lock/unlock methods?  As I recall, in our last meeting,
>we agreed (or at least, all of us but Chris agreed, and Chris
>reluctantly accepted :-) that they each really needed to be a
>separate method.

> ... trimmed ...

>So I propose that we not overload lock/unlock, but that we have 3 new

This reflects my memory (and design taste) as well.

  -- David
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