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

From: Henrik Sundberg <storangen_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 08:45:06 +0100

2008/3/23, Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>:
> You know, one solution here could be that Tortoise translates the
> patterns for the user. You enter "*.txt", but Tortoise turns that into
> "*.[tT][xX][tT]" on the way to Subversion. (The delightful fact that
> Tortoise internally would then have a regexp to match a globbing pattern
> is a bonus.)
> In fact, the more I think about it, the more I like this. The svn
> libraries should continue to offer what they offer now, which is maximum
> control, so that those few who want case-sensitivity can at least get
> it. Meanwhile, each client that *uses* those libraries can decide what
> actually works best for its users. The command-line client would
> probably not translate, since its users are likely to know about
> globbing. But Tortoise can and, IMHO, should translate, because its
> users a) generally don't know about globs, and b) are accustomed to a
> case-insensitive environment anyway.
> Thoughts?

I believe that would lead to problems. We're using both Linux and
Windows/Tortoise, for the same repository. Different handling of
auto-props for different users will end up in errors.

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