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Re: case sensitivity questions - oh no!!

From: Martin Tomes <lists_at_tomes.org>
Date: 2005-07-25 16:15:40 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> Martin Tomes wrote:
>> Simon Large wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> 1. Martin, maybe you could add an optional section to your pre-commit
>>> hook which restricts the character set allowed in filenames to ones
>>> you *know* how to case fold, pure ASCII in the limiting case.
>> I am not sure that this has any benfit, the script will behave
>> correctly for ASCII file names without any changes.
> I am not suggesting that there is any problem with your script. I was
> suggesting that it might also prevent committing of files which contain
> characters outside (say) the ASCII range, because case-folding is then
> client-dependent (there was a reference earlier in the thread to Windows
> OS version variations in how case is handled for unicode). But maybe
> it's a sledgehammer to crack a nut ;-)

I think it is a sledgehammer to crack a nut so I will leave it alone.
Not a bad idea, I just don't *really* see the need.

Martin Tomes
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