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RE: Win32 case-sensitivity problems (was: Custom Win32 binaries)

From: Stefan Pettersson <stefpet_at_algonet.se>
Date: 2004-05-29 18:07:53 CEST

> Erik Huelsmann wrote:

> There to my knowledge two issues with case sensitivity. One
> which constitutes a problem when two files with the same name
> but different case exist in the repository; on case
> insensitive systems this will bail out.
> The other is one was recently fixed (as soon as the problem
> was correctly diagnosed), where due to case insensitivity in
> the filesystem local modifications could be overwritten.
> The first problem is annoying but does not constitute
> dataloss and does not prevent from work getting done. Also,
> case sensitivity problems are not in the exclusive domain of Windows.

With the first problem, if you are referring to issue 1852 then, IMHO,
having developers in a team several times per week being forced to do a
complete checkout of >50k files to have a "non bailed out" working copy is,
IMHO, slighly more than annoying. During that hour it takes to restore the
working copy with all fiddling, it will most definitely "prevent work from
getting done".

(...some members of the team here at work have developed magical rituals
that they perform everytime they do a update/commit... They believe that by
doing that this issue is less likely to occur...)

- stefan

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Received on Sat May 29 18:03:59 2004

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