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

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 11:54:32 -0400

"Henrik Sundberg" <storangen_at_gmail.com> writes:
> 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.

Yes, but the current way leads to problems too. Which problems are

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