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Re: Ignore patterns should not be case sensitive (usability)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 01:36:56 -0400

"John M. Black" <johnmblack_at_gmail.com> writes:
> [...]
> 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.

How about a new property, "svn:Ignore", that means...

Okay, sorry, bad joke.

We could use an extra property, like you say, or a run-time
configuration option, or both. The run-time option is probably easiest
to implement. Would it be a compatibility break to have that option
turned on by default (given that a user could always turn it off)? I
don't know.

Another possibility: be case-insensitive just for patterns of the form
"*.foo", which probably covers more than 90% of the use cases.

I'm just tossing out ideas here. At some point, we should take this
thread to dev@, and see if we can get consensus on a solution. I do see
your point about how the current behavior is (usually) not great.


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