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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2004-12-21 22:06:09 CET

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004, Gili wrote:

> My experience with Unix has been that only 0.0000000000001% of
> all packages out there actually rely on case-sensitivity. I highly
> suspect that it is being kept around because of the need for backwards
> compatibility and the majority of the community having a somewhat vague
> notion that "it is better this way" without actually being able to
> pinpoint why they feel this way.
Well, case-mappings are to some degree locale dependent, so being a
case-insensitive filesystem is not trivial. I don't actually understand
*this part* of the discussion. Dropping support for case-sensitivity is
not possible possible before 2.0 anyway, and I highly doubt it will ever

Gili (or someone enough interested), oculd you please reopen the relevant
issue, link to this thread and mention ghudson's experimental patch. I
*may* work on this eventually if no one else does, but currently, I am
deep in locking, so no promises. I think supporting case-insensitivity in
the client on Windows is as important as supporting case-sensitivity on
Unix platforms. We should behave correctly for the platforms we support.
If I remember correctly, there is also a case-insensitive filesystem on
the Mac?


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