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Re: Possible to check the same file in twice?

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2005-01-31 21:44:08 CET

John Peacock <jpeacock@rowman.com> writes:

> Philip Martin wrote:
>> If OS/X and Win32 use the clients' locales to do filesystem
>> case-folding then your server script can only work if it uses the same
>> locale. Which means that it might work in the case where all the
>> clients use the same locale, but it won't work in general.
> Yes, consistent locale usage is important for this and many other reasons.

That's a restriction Subversion generally avoids. Imposing it does
make your script more likely to do the right thing.

>> If the clients and server are using different OS's (which is after
>> all
>> the reason for using this script) then you have also got to worry
>> about whether Linux/BSD/Windows/OSX all use the same rules when
>> implementing LC_COLLATE.
> That's the whole point of using locale files in the first place, isn't
> it? If various OS's handle LC_COLLATE differently using the same
> locales, then that should be viewed as a bug (and not our problem, per
> se).

I have no idea how closely they match, or even if they purport to
implement the same rules. I suppose the Unicode database is the
closest thing to a standard.

Philip Martin
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Received on Mon Jan 31 21:45:19 2005

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