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Re: [PATCH] First step for issue #3702 (case-only renames on Windows) - now blocked by libsvn_client

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 23:10:21 +0200

On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 5:03 PM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> Johan Corveleyn wrote on Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 01:08:24 +0200:
>> 2011/4/22 Branko ─îibej <brane_at_e-reka.si>:
>> > Meh. For now, just hack a special case so that committing one half of a
>> > case-only rename will automagically commit the other half. Shouldn't be
>> > too hard to do, and it's almost impossible to do the wrong thing --
>> > after all, you're constrained by a) staying in the same directory, and
>> > b) both halves of a rename resolving to the same on-disk file on a
>> > case-insensitive file system.
>> Sounds like another option. A small change here and there to make
>> case-only renames work specifically (and not solve the more general
>> problem of fixing path-guessing via wc-db or truepaths).
>> The fact of the matter is that, for sane setups/companies,
>> case-clashes are going to be really rare, *except when doing case-only
>> renames*. A repository holding 'Foo', 'FOo' and 'FOO' would be a
>> repository that's un-checkoutable on a case-insensitive filesystem
>> anyway. So I'd expect companies that have to support case-insensitive
>> clients to keep real case-clashes out of their repository (or fix them
>> as soon as they are discovered).
>> So maybe "case-only rename" (and perhaps "case-only replace"
>> (delete+add w/o history)) is the only use-case we need to go for. But
>> apart from commit, we should maybe also make "revert" possible, as
>> well as adding to and removing from changelists ... (hm, commit would
>> be the main thing I guess, revert can always be done in two steps
>> (revert the add, then the delete), changelists ... oh well).
> Another use-case:
> When r1 contains a file 'Foo', r2 contains a file 'foo', the working
> copy is at uniform revision r2, and the user types 'svn up -r1 Foo'.
> There is also a variant where Foo_at_r1 is a directory rather than a file,
> but that's getting contrived.

And I guess 'Foo' no longer exists in r2, and 'foo' didn't exist in
r1? Maybe 'Foo' got renamed to 'foo'? Or maybe there is no historical

Anyway, I think this also works right now, without any special tricks:

- 'svn up -r1 Foo' gets canonicalized to 'svn up -r1 foo', the file
on-disk, and currently present in the working copy.

- If 'foo's ancestor is 'Foo', 'foo' gets deleted and 'Foo' is
downloaded from the repository, by the update editor.

The update editor currently has no problems with handling case-only
renames on case-insensitive filesystems.


Received on 2011-04-25 23:11:07 CEST

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