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Re: Case Sensitivity (was: Re: A List of Issues)

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2002-06-06 21:54:31 CEST

William Uther <will+@cs.cmu.edu> writes:

> It doesn't
> handle cases where the server is passing filenames to the working copy.
> There are a few examples where it is a problem:
> - Checking out (or an update which adds) two files whose filenames only
> differ in case. It should probably cause an error, but if I understand the
> current libraries/interfaces correctly then checks for this sort of thing
> need to be in more than just the client. It is a general working copy
> problem. This generalizes to needing to detect obstructions caused by case
> aliasing (e.g. An update wants to add a file that already exists but only
> with different case).
> - The ability to rename a file to a different case needs to exist (issue
> 667).

Another problem is filenames containing "special" characters. On Unix
filenames containing ':' and '\' are perfectly reasonable. Subversion
had a file with a ':' in it's name at one point (see the log for revs
1795 and 1805). That caused the Windows svn client to complain but was
fine on Unix. I suspect that a filename containing '\' would also
cause problems.

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Received on Thu Jun 6 21:55:03 2002

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