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Re: Bad bug in the Windows Client? (Case issue - duplicate files)

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-06-07 23:17:49 CEST

On 07.06.2005, at 22:31, John wrote:

> James FitzGibbon <jfitzgibbon <at> primustel.ca> writes:
>> There was a long thread on this a few months back.
>> The short answer IIRC was that it's not Subversion's job to handle
>> (in-core)
>> the limitations of case-insensitive filesystems.
> Absolutely! Serves people right for using esoteric, minority filing
> systems like
> (Yep, I'm being ironic).
> John (win32 user)

Yup... vast majority of Windows users + vast majority of Mac users = no
clear majority of Subversion users here. :-)

While I agree that Subversion should permit checking in files that
already exist in another case variant (since this can easily be
prevented by a hook if desired), the error message encountered when
attempting to check out a directory containing two or more files with
names differing only in case should be improved to indicate that this
is the reason it can't be checked out.

Ryan (Mac OS X user, clinging to my PowerPC a little while longer...)

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