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Re: case sensitivity questions - oh no!!

From: John <jsparrow_at_ecclescollege.ac.uk>
Date: 2005-07-25 10:37:16 CEST

Martin Tomes <lists <at> tomes.org> writes:

> I think we are missing the real point here. What matters is how the
> *client* does the case folding, and there is no guarantee that it will
> do that correctly for the locale to the extent you describe. So, does
> anyone know what Windows and MacOS/X do?

Do you favour communicating the client folding rules (locale?) to the server,
and getting that to perform the checks, or doing it entirely client-side?

Do we want the option of enforcing case-insensitivity for Linux clients too (ie
mixed client shops)? If so the 'client-locale' becomes something semi-detached
from the real machine locale...

My worry is that if client-side locale is used (enforced either client-side or
server-side), what is consistent for one client may not be for another. And you
end up with dirs that can't be checked out. How could we get round this?

Whereas having a 'whole repos locale' (or collation, I prefer the term) prevents
that - provided your clients have the same or compatible locale. (it would be
interesting to know compatibility stats between locales - is compatibility more
likely to occur than imcompatibility?)

John

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