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Re: NT porting gotcha

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-08-09 15:00:42 CEST

On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 08:03:06AM -0400, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> > As far as NT and its filename-related APIs are concerned, "LEGOFLARK"
> > is the same name as "legoflark"...
> This is all an excellent reason to AVOID using real file names in the
> repository itself. At the risk of beating a dead horse, file names derived
> from cryptographic hashes don't suffer this problem...

Subversion intends to use a database on the back-end to store files and
properties. This probably shouldn't be present.

However: it *does* present issues on the client side. As noted, if a file is
renamed from "foo" to "FOO", then the client the should make whatever
changes are possible.

[ note that NT is case-preserving, but case-insignificant ]


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:06 2006

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