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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Norbert Unterberg <nepo_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2004-12-21 22:57:42 CET

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.

>Dropping support for case-sensitivity is
>not possible before 2.0 anyway, and I highly doubt it will ever
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
the file with the original file name in the text-base, the client can
detect the original name (as stored in the repository) and identify the
file, then take the action required to recognize the file, move,
checkin, rename etc, even if the case of the name changed. This should
be possible without server changes, shouldn't it?

(not knwoing too much details about svn internals)

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Received on Wed Dec 22 21:53:22 2004

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