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Re: Ignore patterns should not be case sensitive (usability)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 16:20:51 -0400

"Anders J. Munch" <ajm_at_flonidan.dk> writes:
>> Hey Anders, could you please give that example? I also thought (proper)
>> Subversion ignore patterns would never have a "/" in them, since
>> Subversion doesn't allow that character in filenames. If you have a
>> counter-example, that would be very educational for us.
>
> I was being facetious. Erik was playing the game of principles, laws
> and absolute truths, and in that spirit I manufactured a completely
> ineffectual ignore pattern containing a slash on my local system. In
> the real world I agree that /option is mindnumbingly unlikely to clash
> with anything. I can think of a few ways ignore patterns with slashes
> could come to be by accident, but that's all theoretical.

No, what I am saying is that it's not merely mindnumbingly unlikely, but
actually impossible -- because Subversion itself prohibits "/" in a
filename, whether or not the client platform does. This is a
deliberate, documented behavior of Subversion. So that's why we know
"/" is safe for meta-information.

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