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Re: Issue cleanup

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-05-06 11:53:30 CEST

Branko Čibej wrote:
> I'm looking through some of the Windows-related issues in the tracker.
> Some of them I think should be closed, but I'd like some opinions from
> the dev list before I do so.
>
>
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1277
>
> I think we should just close this as WONTFIX. The idea that SVN should
> transliterate filenames based on whatever the local filesystem supports
> is frankly horrible. One can always rename the file in the repository
> (although access to older versions would still not be possible).
>
> Alternatively, the solution might be to allow "permanently missing"
> files in the working copy (that is, files that appear in .svn/entries,
> but are marked as "don't create"). Their status would have to be checked
> at every update to see if the name had changed, and would add even more
> spaghetti to our WC code.

IMO, don't close, just annotate saying that we reject the idea of mapped
names, and will settle for the less complex option of simply producing a
nicer error message.

Max.

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