Thread: hints about managing multi-programmers projects

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    Question hints about managing multi-programmers projects

    Hello, I was wondering about managing code source files between many programmers: should everyone "sign" in the code every modification he does? Should the file being modified by a programmer be locked to other programmers? Is there any utility which "syncronize" two text files? Would this be a semplification? And what's about the big opensource projects, where the files aren't lockable and parallel modifications are to be expected? I'm wondering myself managing thousand source files coming from the community....terrible!!:-)



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    I think one of the basic tools would be a revision control system. A programmer would commit code that passes the tests, and merging would mean no need for locking of files. Such a system would also handle "synchronisation" of source files, possibly by merging automatically if possible, and getting a programmer to resolve conflicts otherwise.
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    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
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