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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Gili <junk_at_bbs.darktech.org>
Date: 2004-12-21 22:12:54 CET

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 22:06:09 +0100 (CET), Peter N. Lundblad wrote:

>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?


        I agree with you that the first course of action should be to
act "natively" under Unix and Win32. I can't modify the issue as you
mentioned because I don't see to have permissions. Can you please
modify http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=667 as you
mentioned and look into giving me permissions to add comments to such


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