culture. You need to decide if you want to change things and if you do want to change things, you need to do things. To quote Yoda: Do or Do Not, there is no Try.
For a discussion of when an Integration Token makes sense, read our November 2003 article, Codeline Merging and Locking: Continuous Updates and Two-Phased Commits
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