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Re: Ignore patterns should not be case sensitive

From: Dave Lawrence <dlawrence_at_ad-holdings.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 17:14:43 +0000

> 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.)

But working copies are *not* cross platform, OK it kind-of works (I've
broken the rules with Cygwin on occasions) but it's really not supported
and there are things that can go wrong, capitlization, line-endings,
executability etc.
> I would think most users instinctively expect Ignore to be a greedy
> match (insensitive) regardless of their own filesystem.

Perhaps you should suggest to the Subversion mailing list that the
behavior be changed (for the Windows client only??)

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