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

From: Anders J. Munch <ajm_at_flonidan.dk>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:49:23 +0100

Deven T. Corzine wrote earlier in the thread:
> my suggestion is to have bare letters in the pattern be
> case-insensitive, but letters in character classes be case-sensitive.
> This is a little funky, but it means that "*.txt" could match any case,
> while "*.[t][x][t]" would only match the lower-case extension. It's a
> little confusing to have differing case-sensitivity in different
> contexts in the glob, but probably less confusing than the current
> behavior, in the grand scheme of things.

+1. Simple and flexible. No new syntax that I will never be able to
remember, because months or years pass between each time I use it.

While not strictly 100% backwards compatible, I don't believe there's
any real compatility issue. Anyone having a setup where lowercase
means valuable source file, and uppercase means worthless build
byproduct (or vice versa), has bigger problems than Subversion can

regards, Anders

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