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Re: Question about WC changes going into SVN 1.6

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:22:45 +0200

Mark Phippard wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Branko Čibej <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.

Will it? I think current WC code still stats the rename destination and
cries if it finds it.

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