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RE: RE: RE: Re: A List of Issues

From: Bill Tutt <rassilon_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-06-06 07:37:21 CEST

Err.. Sorry 'bout that, Jay's real comment about case sensitivity was so
far down in his email I missed what he was talking about. My
apologies...

Path/File canonicalizing should lookup the files actual case and pass
that into libsvn_client.

Bill

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Tutt [mailto:rassilon@lyra.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 10:33 PM
> To: 'Karl Fogel'; Jay Freeman (saurik)
> Cc: svn-dev
> Subject: RE: RE: Re: A List of Issues
> 
> To add a bit more...
> 
> Dealing with case insensitivity should be a whole repository wide
> configuration setting. (For simplicity vs. as a property on each
> directory) Either the entire repository is case sensitive, or the
entire
> repository is case insensitive but case preserving.
> 
> Bill
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bill Tutt [mailto:rassilon@lyra.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 10:16 PM
> > To: 'Karl Fogel'; Jay Freeman (saurik)
> > Cc: svn-dev
> > Subject: RE: Re: A List of Issues
> >
> >
> > > 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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