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Re: Mixed case file names

From: Stuart Celarier <SCelarier_at_corillian.com>
Date: 2005-12-14 17:57:19 CET

Turaukar wrote:
>A simple hook could then convert all file names in uppercase to resolve

issues with mixed case.

Then performing a checkout or update from the repository, all the files
and folders in the working copy will be in uppercase. I'm not very keen
on that idea. At a minimum, we need to preserve case in the working
copy.

Wrt having a general mapping of repository file and folder names to
working copy file and folder names, how would you propose to guarantee
that the mapping is one-to-one (i.e., a bijection, being both an
injection and a surjection)? What would prevent the mapping from
(unwittingly) mapping cat.txt and dog.txt to mouse.txt? How would this
mapping mechanism scale, e.g., to hundreds or thousands of names? It
sounds like you are proposing to trade one problem for a much harder
problem.

Cheers,
Stuart

Stuart Celarier | Corillian Corporation

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