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Re: [RFC] Canonical Paths

From: Alan Shutko <ats_at_acm.org>
Date: 2002-08-29 20:40:46 CEST

Branko ╚ibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:

> I'm beginning to think that maybe we _should_ forbid certain
> characters in filenames. Why? because not doing so will create an
> interoperability nightmare for users. My candidates would be:

I wonder if (some undetermined time in the future) it would be
desirable to support file renaming on checkout. If you can't
represent the filename in your current local and OS, it's renamed on
checkout by mapping the characters to something that can be
represented.

This wouldn't really make sense for code, because your build scripts
would be looking for the wrong names (unless you coded them in), but
it could make sense for other documents.

I'm not sure that this is a good idea, and there would be fiddly cases
to worry about (like making sure the renamed file didn't conflict
with a real file), but it might be worth thinking about.

-- 
Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> - In a variety of flavors!
That is not what room service means on Earth.
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