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Ignore patterns should not be case sensitive (usability)

From: John M. Black <johnmblack_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 21:42:06 -0400

(Before I begin, let me say this is *not* about the filesystem itself;
I respect the current decision to keep filesystem operations

However, making *Ignore patterns* case-sensitive is I think
counterintuitive for this particular feature. The typical use case
for Ignore is to ignore all files of a certain type, most of which
will be encountered at some point in the future and don't exist yet.
Can anyone think of a use case where a user or group of users would
intentionally want to ignore .TXT files but not .txt or .Txt files?

Imagine trying to cover all the bases. You'd have to add:

I for one don't feel like entering every file extension 8 times.

Please consider making Ignore pattern-matching case insensitive.

OR at the very least, let the user choose. Maybe the easiest way to
do this is to keep the current Ignore property intact, and add a new
property "svn:ignoreNoCase". That way users can have it either way
for any item.

Thanks for your time,


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