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Re: Changing Case / svn move

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-05-31 17:52:20 CEST

Stuart Celarier wrote:
> Markus, I think your analysis is incomplete. The issue is that the
> Subversion server must preserve case on filenames. It must do that
> because clients on any number of different operating systems will use
> the same Subversion server, and the server cannot honor case for some
> clients and ignore it for others.
> I have been programming on Windows operating systems since Windows
> 2.0, so I am sensitive to the issue. The "ugliness" of the
> (inconsistent) case insensitivity of Windows file systems is not a
> deficiency of Subversion. Consider the case where one uses a client
> on any other operating system to add the files foo.h and foo.H - this
> is perfectly legitimate. (IIRC, this convention was used in X Windows
> Systems to distinguish private and public interfaces.) However,
> because the Windows file systems do not distinguish between these two
> names, that prevents one from checking out from a folder containing
> both files. This does not involve renaming files.

This sort of problem is why HylaFAX will not compile under Windows or at
least older versionf of MacOS: the authors used a naming convention for
files like "regex.h" and "Regex.h" for different include files involving

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