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Re: Let's discuss about unicode compositions for filenames!

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 21:34:03 +0100

On 30.01.2012 21:29, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 09:09:22PM +0100, Branko Čibej wrote:
>> Are you seriously proposing that we /support/ such broken, hackish
>> nonsense? How do you expect users to tell the difference between file
>> names that look identical on the character level, but are not on the
>> code point level?
>>
>> Supporting such hacks would only be a source of bug reports. I don't see
>> this as a desirable feature.
> The question is why you would want to break it now that it works.
> Because of HFS+? Isn't what HFS+ does just as broken if you think
> about it? Why normalise paths in the filesystem if nobody else does it?

You're aware that MacPorts subversion already has a hack to normalize
the other way, at least over the wire. :)

Sure, if you want to turn on such normalization, you pretty much have to
dump and reload the repository as well as upgrading all working copies
(again). Either that, or use form-independent comparison on the server,
which isn't such a bad idea anyway. Doing that in wc.db is probably harder.

-- Brane
Received on 2012-01-30 21:34:44 CET

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