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Re: CaSe insensetive OS not handled well

From: Martin Ellis <m.a.ellis_at_ncl.ac.uk>
Date: 2005-08-19 21:14:05 CEST

On Friday 19 Aug 2005 19:55, David Weintraub wrote:
> I haven't met a VCS which works on both Windows and Unix where case
> sensitivity/case insensitivity isn't a problem. A lot of time, it
> merely depends upon the back end repository.
> I have a Subversion hook that can be used to ban the creation of files
> with certain regular expressions in their names. Maybe simply ban all
> uppercase letters in a repository that is used by both Unix and
> Windows? That is, you can have a file named foo.c, but not Foo.c or
> FOO.C. Will this cause more problems than it will solve?

Perhaps the Darcs way of refusing to add/change a file name or directory
where the new name differs only in case to an existing file would be a little
less, er... heavy handed? :o)

(It also has --case-ok to force 'bad' behaviour)


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