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Re: Mixed case file names

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-12-14 23:50:25 CET

On 14-Dec-05, at 12:59 PM, Matthew Janulewicz wrote:

> Ahhhhh. The monthly case-sensitivity discussion. I thought we might
> miss
> it for the holidays.
> ...
> The case sensitivity issue is a platform problem, not a tool problem.

Yes. The problem is that most unix filesystems (foolishly?) allow
multiple files with the name differing only by case.

> UNIX and it's ilk have capabilities that Windows does not,

Windows and Mac OS don't generally have this problem. I find it odd
that it is considered a "capability" of Unix systems when I have only
ever seen it cause problems :). I have three dogs, "spot, Spot, and
SPOT" no matter which one I call they all come running... problem
must be with the dogs :)

My vote would be for a subversion build option to disable case-
sensitive compares in the core libraries. Normalization of unicode
character representations could be done in the same place. Much like
Mac OS does for filenames on HFS.

Scott

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