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Re: [PATCH]Why do we store svn config section options in a case insensitive way?

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2007-05-21 18:34:36 CEST

On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 12:24:29PM -0400, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> > Silently ignoring config options because the case is wrong seems bad, IMO.
> >
> > I think it'd be better to normalize filenames before checking the
> > autoprops code. This would mean that we lose case-sensitivity on the
> > applicability of the autoprops, but I view that as a far lesser evil.
> > -- justin
>
> Yeah, I think I have to agree. For one thing, it's easy to document that
> our autoprop application is done case-insensitively. But secondly, folks
> might actually *prefer* this most of the time, even, especially if their
> repositories are prone to winding up with upper-cased filenames thanks to
> some Windows software.
>

+1. Given the inability to have different rules for differently-cased
versions of a filename, I don't see why we shouldn't ignore case when
determining the applicability of an autoprop rule too.

Regards,
Malcolm

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