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RE: Preventing "Dirty" Checkins

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Preventing "Dirty" Checkins
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 09:35:34 -0400

address@hidden wrote:
> Yet another method is to divorce the notion of "latest 
> checked in" from
> "eligible for build".  I personally would never discourage anyone from
> checking in their work,
I actively encourage frequent checkins. If you have something that will (or
might) break the build, then create a private, temporary branch and check it
in there. The important thing is that your work is safe in the repository;
I've had a few too many hard drive crashes to leave it to chance.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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