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Re: Ignore patterns should not be case sensitive

From: John M. Black <johnmblack_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 13:06:33 -0400

>
> > 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.)
>

I understand when it comes to managing the actual files. But this is the
Ignore feature, which is more of a "convenience feature", not a critical
component that maintains the integrity of the filesystem.

I would think most users instinctively expect Ignore to be a greedy match
(insensitive) regardless of their own filesystem.
Received on 2008-03-20 18:06:45 CET

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