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RE: Renaming files on win32

From: Brass Tilde <brasstilde_at_insightbb.com>
Date: 2004-12-21 03:17:42 CET

> > At the very least, why not open an enhancement request
> > against Subversion?
> > Is there really any dispute as to the correct behavior of Subversion
> > "rename" under win32?

> IMHO, Yes. Subversion isn't the problem, Windows is. If its
> half-implemented case sensitivity doesn't really work, it is not
> someone else's problem, it is Microsoft's problem.

I've never understood this fascination *nix users, and programmers, have
with case sensitivity. What semantic difference is there between a
directory named "Finances" and one named "finances", or a file named
"MyLatestPoem" and one named "mylatestpoem"? None, they both mean the same
thing to the user of the computer or program. Why then is there a
difference in the operating system? Is it simply because a programmer
somewhere decided there should be? Because it saves a CPU cycle by not
having to flip one bit on or off (well, for ASCII and EBCDIC anyway)? Or is
there a deeper, more sensible reason?

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