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Re: Windows case-sensitive filesystem issues

From: Ted Dennison <dennison_at_ssd.fsi.com>
Date: 2006-10-06 18:16:11 CEST

Ed Price wrote:
> I'd like to agree but I'm not so sure...
> Should it always use the "real" case of the file (whatever that means).
> Or should it always use the name *specified by the user*?
> Maybe you're right, I don't know...
The worst problem I've had with this was in trying to develop a SCC
implementation. VisualStudio doesn't necessarily provide the
capitalization for files and directories that actually exists on the
filesystem. The SVN API seems to require the capitalization that is used
in the repository, or bad things happen. I could work around that by
compiling a big list of the proper filenames for everything and
searching for the proper match for every file VS gives me, but that's
really slow, and doesn't work for new files.

If it were up to me, I'd want Win32 builds of SVN client tools to be
case-insensitive. I realize that would probably cause problems for
others though.

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