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Re: [TSVN] Re: Add to ignore list

From: SteveKing <stefankueng_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-13 09:39:47 CEST

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 08:43:30 +0200, Jan Bares <herkule9s@yahoo.com> wrote:

> What are the advantages of case sensitivity on Windows? I see none, but I
> see disadvantages. On Windows whenver svn matches files, it should be case
> insensitive, e.g. with svn:ignore. That is the way how all other programs on
> Windows behave. I personally hate the fact that Windows is not case
> sensitive, but if it is, the programs should behave in consistent and
> expected way.

You probably won't believe this, but we know that already.
But what you don't know yet or just don't care about: Subversion is
cross-platform. That means that it works well with case sensitive
systems too. And it's even possible to have a repository on one system
and the working copies on other systems.
Now imagine a project where some devs work on a linux system and you
on windows. If you would now work with a case insensitive version of
Subversion then you would constantly break the working copies of those
working on the linux system.


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