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Re: Ignore patterns should not be case sensitive

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 13:13:22 -0400

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 1:06 PM, 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.)
> >
>
>
> 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.

You're asking for a change to the Subversion libraries, not TSVN. The
SVN libraries are what process the ignores. Everything in SVN is
case-sensitive.

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