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

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 14:22:10 +0100

On 11.02.2012 13:05, Hiroaki Nakamura wrote:
> 2012/2/9 Markus Schaber <m.schaber_at_3s-software.com>:
>> Hi,
>> Von: Stefan Sperling [mailto:stsp_at_elego.de]
>> On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 12:20:14AM +0900, Hiroaki Nakamura wrote:
>>>> [Upgrade options / backwards compatibility for proposed unicode normalization fix]
>>> - Need to re-checkout existing working copies of the repository?
>>> => Yes, but only if config is changed from the default.
>> Maybe this could even be avoided if newer clients (or an utility script) can "upgrade" the working copy to the normalized format.
> Yes, if the working copy does not have filename collisions. However,
> for compatibility,
> we cannot let newer clients upgrade working copies automatically
> because existing
> working copies may have filename collisions.

That's not entirely true, since we can detect the collisions in advance,
and a partially upgraded working copy would still work

From a practical point of view, it's very, very unlikely that there
would be any such collisions in a valid working copy. People would tend
to notice. :)

-- Brane
Received on 2012-02-11 14:22:50 CET

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