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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Gili <junk_at_bbs.darktech.org>
Date: 2004-12-22 22:00:00 CET

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 22:57:42 +0100, 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.
>>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)

        Agreed. My proposal (building on top of yours) does not require
any server-side changes.


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