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Re: Change case on a filename in wc under Windows?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-12-19 22:00:20 CET

John Peacock wrote:

> Branko Čibej wrote:
>> But this is not something that will happen for 1.0, because it requires
>> a fairly major change in WC management. And after all, we do have a
>> workaround.
> And I don't understand why the current workaround is not the best way
> to solve this problem. As I understand the current codebase, the svn
> client code doesn't even check the filenames when updating a WC. It
> just relies on the filesystem to throw an error if there is a filename
> conflict. Checking each and every file would be onerous, to say the
> least, even if the damage were limited to #ifdef's for the known
> problem platforms.

At the very least, the client should check that what's on disk is the
same as what's in the entries file, and should be able to reproduce a
case-only rename on a case-insensitive filesystem. It's not that much
extra work for the client.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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Received on Fri Dec 19 22:04:53 2003

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