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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2004-12-21 23:21:36 CET

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004, Norbert Unterberg wrote:

> Peter N. Lundblad schrieb:
> >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.
> >
> Windows knows about all the locales it supports, and it contains API
> functions that take this locale dependent sorting/conversion/comparison
> into account.
But that pushes locale knowledge into the low-level filesystem routines.
NOte that I'm not arguing for or against case sensitivity, since I see no
point in doing so. We support ceratin platforms and we need to work well
on them. The question whether case-sensitivity is good or bad is just
irrelevant. I was just pointing out that there are non-trivial things
about case-insensitivity.

> >Dropping support for case-sensitivity is
> >not possible before 2.0 anyway, and I highly doubt it will ever
> >happen.
> >
> >
> I even do not see the need to drop case-sensitivity in subversion
> (server part) to make the windows svn client behave as a windows user
> would expect (at least for the working copy). Since svn stores a copy of

I agree. Supporting case-sensitivity is a superset of supporting
case-insensitivity, but not the other way round.


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