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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 09:24:36 -0400

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 9:22 AM, Branko ibej <brane_at_xbc.nu> wrote:
> Mark Phippard wrote:
>> 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.
> Will it? I think current WC code still stats the rename destination and
> cries if it finds it.

Don't know. With current code it fails when it tries to create the
text-base and a file of the same name already exists. So I assumed if
that is fixed then the rest would work.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2008-10-10 15:24:47 CEST

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