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RE: Re: A List of Issues

From: Bill Tutt <rassilon_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-06-06 07:16:19 CEST

> From: Karl Fogel [mailto:kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net]
>
> > - Case SeNsitiVity
>
> I see the problem, but I'm not sure where to start on solutions.
> Should the client just force downcase all paths on Windows?

No, that's wrong. Windows (and Mac OS 9, dunno about the new Darwin
stuff, Fitz can comment) file systems are case insensitive but case
preserving.

> It's
> clearly not enough to depend on APR-under-Windows being properly case
> insensitive -- APR does fine, but we still have the original-case
> path, and we're storing it that way in Berkeley DB.
>
> Ick. Maybe there's some nice trick I'm not thinking of?
>

Personally, I think people who get too upset about case sensitivity are
the people who need to be using GUI front ends to source code management
systems.

Besides, cmd.exe has tab completion, use that for specifying files. It's
not like we're going to make URLs on the server case-insensitive or
anything.

Bill

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