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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Gili <junk_at_bbs.darktech.org>
Date: 2004-12-22 19:40:01 CET

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 10:34:03 -0500, Scott Palmer wrote:

>
>On Dec 22, 2004, at 5:44 AM, Branko Œibej wrote:
>
>> Then there's the horrible issue of broken tools changing file case on
>> you behind your back (this tends to happen too often on Windows),
>> usually after some version of the file has alrealy been committed. SVN
>> could detect this change locally, but because of the OS/FS/locale
>> dependencies I mentioned above, we must find a way to do this
>> /without/ using strcasecmp. (Why? Because SVN uses UTF-8 internally,
>> and there's no locale-independent case-folding function).
>
>I just thought I would point out that both Windows and Mac OS X use
>Unicode for filesystem operations, regardless of the locale. There
>must be methods available to deal with the case-folding, since the main
>svn-supported OSes that are case-insensitive are already dealing with
>that.
>Of the 3 primary OSes supported (Linux, Windows, Mac) two of the three
>are case-preserving, case-insensitive, one is case-sensitive. It makes
>sense to support case-sensitivity as a subset of case-preserving, but
>not at the expense of crippling the other two major platforms.
>
>The thread is about renaming on case-preserving case-insensitive
>filesystems. Does anyone disagree that such an operation should work
>as expected by users of those filesystems? We really didn't need for
>the discussion to go on for so long. We all know that there are
>incompatibilities between the two systems, those have to be dealt with
>regardless... but the rename operation should "just work" if there is
>no conflicting file already in the repository.

        +1 for solving use-cases we know should just work and moving on
to edge cases later on.

Gili

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