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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Benjamin Pflugmann <benjamin-svn-usr_at_pflugmann.de>
Date: 2004-12-22 00:57:35 CET

On Tue 2004-12-21 at 16:07:48 -0500, Gili wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 22:59:15 +0200, Graham Leggett wrote:
> >Scott Palmer wrote:
> >
> >> I think case-sensitive filesystem are user unfriendly in general, but of
> >> course they are out there (on unix only as far as I can tell, Mac,
> >> Windows, OS/2, Amiga, etc... all were case-preserving but
> >> case-insensitive).
> >
> >Coming from a Unix (mainly MacOSX, Linux and Solaris) background I would
> >say the complete opposite. Files originating from a case sensitive
> >system work anywhere, files coming from a case insensitive system don't.
> There is not a single system out there that I know of that is
> case-insensitive but not case-preserving. No need to spread FUD. I also
> don't feel that case insensitive filesystems are the result of good
> marketing versus good design.

I suggest stopping the discussion about the merits of case-sensitive
vs. case-insensitive filesystems (yes, I am aware you didn't exactly
start this).

Fact is, for the time being we have to live with both and energy is
best spent on concentrating what to do about it (i.e. how to let
Subversion handle it).



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Received on Wed Dec 22 01:02:19 2004

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