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Re: CaSe insensetive OS not handled well

From: Dave Camp <dave_at_thinbits.com>
Date: 2005-08-19 16:11:41 CEST

On Aug 19, 2005, at 3:53 AM, Flex wrote:

> On OS-es that does not distinguish between file.c and File.C working
> with subversion leads from annoying results to a loss of data. It's
> not just about the urls, the filenames, but a side things like ignore
> files - xx.tmp, xx.Tmp, XX.TMP, etc are the same file under windows
> and MacOS and u have to have quite a big imagination to create a list
> with all possible filenames to ignore (or write a program that
> generates all possible combinations in a 10mb list) and be sure after
> that you have missed something and let the objects and intermediate
> files in the repository. Is this that hard to be made?

Just to be clear, Mac OS X isn't case insensitive, certain file
systems are. HFS and HFS+ (the default) are case insensitive. You
could have other volumes mounted using case sensitive filesystems at
the same time (e.g. UFS, case sensitive HFS+, etc). A compile time
switch is not the answer since it would not work correctly on all
possible filesystems.


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