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Re: Ignore patterns should not be case sensitive

From: Paul Pcoder <paul.pcoder_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 09:48:35 -0600

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 9:41 AM, John M. Black <johnmblack_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Is it intentional that Ignore file patterns are case-sensitive? This seems
> very counterintuitive (at least to your average windows filesystem user.)
> Do I really have to add both to the ignore list?

I imagine that this is a consequence of the cross-platform nature of
subversion. Other platforms *are* case sensitive. Changing this
feature would mean that your working copy would exhibit different
behavior, depending on which operating system you were using
on any particular day. (For instance, your working copy might be
on a FAT partition, to allow dual booting between XP and linux.)

> BTW otherwise I love the product! Great work to all involved.

Agreed, I've relied on it for years.

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