[p4] Revision confusion

Slava Imeshev imeshev at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 30 21:25:29 PDT 2007

Hi Dave, 

> -----Original Message-----
> Now I'm curious.  If you edit an old revision, then submit, 
> it will fail saying you must resolve  with the head revision. 
>  does the act of submitting sort of force a sync to head for 
> all the files in the changelist?  I would make sense that it 
> does, so when the submit fails, the have list should now show 
> the latest revisions for the files that are being submitted.
> On the other hand, if you decide to revert when the submit 
> fails, will it go back to the revisions you originally had 
> synced to?  I could see it doing that because you didn't 
> explicitly do the sync to head...

There is a very informative book, "Practical Perforce", that covers
most of the important Perforce concepts, including integrate/resolve,
and that is pretty much a must-read for anyone working with Perforce.
Check it out:


Slava Imeshev
vimeshev at viewtier.com
Parabuild: Automated Merging For Perforce

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