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Re: Question about WC changes going into SVN 1.6

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 09:20:40 -0400

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Branko ibej <brane_at_xbc.nu> wrote:
> Mark Phippard wrote:
>> Sorry for the drive-by, but this just popped into my head as I was
>> thinking about the wc-ng stuff a bit.
>> I believe one of the changes going into 1.6 has to do with the
>> management of the text-base (using SQLite). I was wondering if that
>> included discontinuing the use of the file name in the name of the
>> file in text-base? If we did this, that would presumably resolve the
>> case-sensitivity problems we have on Windows and OSX.
> It would resolve some of the case-sensitivity problems, yes. It won't
> solve the "files in same dir differ only in case" issue, nor the nastier
> one where the user (or some tool) changes the case of a filename in the
> WC and then we don't find the file in entries any more. And note that
> these are not limited to Windows amd Mac, they can happen, e.g., on
> Linux on a case-insensitive filesystem (e.g., FAT, or CIFS mount).

True, thanks for pointing this out. It will only solve the issue of
letting you rename a file where you only change the case.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2008-10-10 15:20:51 CEST

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