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Re: Case insensitivity in svn?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-01 16:18:55 CEST

Marc Haisenko <haisenko@webport.de> writes:
> On Friday 01 July 2005 14:47, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> > This is a PEBKAC. The programmer needs to discipline himself to adopt
> > a particular variable naming style and stick with it. It is not a
> > problem a version control system should have to have anything to do
> > with. I can think of plenty of languages where developers who change
> > the case of something in a file would be doing so quite deliberately
> > and would definitely want the version control system to track that
> > change, just as it tracks most any other change.
>
> To the last poster:
>
> No, this is not PEBKAC but a problem with the developer tool (VB6).
>
> Seriously, please don't descend to such mindless and useless
> trolling. If you can't contribute to a useful solution please don't post.

Whoa, whoa -- hold up there. Meta-discussion time.

This has always been a friendly list, let's keep it that way, by
staying away from ad hominem attacks. The last poster's comments were
neither "mindless" nor "useless". They were an opinion about what is
proper functionality in a version control system. You may disagree
with that opinion, but please don't accuse him of trolling. The
reason his post was not useless was that he suggested that the user
look elsewhere than SVN for solutions to his problem -- possibly that
is a helpful hint, possibly not, in any case it is certainly not
trolling.

The rest of your response was excellent technical advice. It's great
that you can offer that, but don't stomp on others just because they
give different sorts of advice. We need people to feel they have
space to speak freely here.

Thank you,
-Karl

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