Let's start with a scenario, backed by a few brief transcripts. They demonstrate some functionality, which is not traditionally expected from an SCM tool, because it is supported only by ClearCase. Wait until the end of this part for a detailed review, and see the annex for the full sources of
Makefile, pathconv, and
Many details of this teaser may remain obscure at this stage. We shall come back to them in the body of the book, and shall use this example to illustrate some issues, and the solutions we propose for them.
In our conclusion, we'll ask you to think of the unique functionalities of ClearCase, these which make it glow in the dark of today SCM, and to ask yourself: How could I tease a smart colleague, not necessarily ...