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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2004-12-22 15:56:20 CET

On Dec 21, 2004, at 3:16 PM, Kevin Williams wrote:

> Scott Palmer wrote:
>> On Dec 21, 2004, at 12:39 PM, Gili wrote:
>>> On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 14:02:22 +0100, Thomas Kindler wrote:
>>> > I think the best way to handle this would be to add a new property
>>> >(e.g. svn:nocasefiles or something) for folders that prevents the
>>> >addition of case-problematic files.
>> +1 from me.
>> 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).
>> The point is case-insensitive, case-preserving filesystems are hugely
>> popular and deserve better support.
>> Scott
> I seem to have a different perspective. Perhaps it's a server-side
> developer view rather than client-side developer, I don't know.
> It seems to me that Windows is losing popularity

That can only be a good thing :). But it is still the dominant market
by a long shot.

> and Mac OS X is UNIX-based (did they retain the pre-OS X file naming?)

No. The OS X path separator is '/' not ':'. But the default
filesystem IS case-insensitive, case-preserving, unlike traditional

> and OS/2 and Amiga are rarely used.

agreed. Just pointing out that unix is actually the odd-ball in terms
of using a case-sensitive filesystem.


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