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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 16:25:24 +0100

From: Erik Huelsmann [mailto:ehuels_at_gmail.com]
> > 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
> > solve.
> Is that so? Have you ever used Unix? With case-sensitive filesystems?

Yes. I've seen .c/.C used to distinguish between C and C++. I've
seen "makefile" and "Makefile" coexist to everyone's confusion. I
understand the theoretical problem.

Now, is there a practical problem? Do you know of any actual real
life Subversion setups where widening the match of ignore patterns
would cause breakage?

> I'm actually not all for changing the meaning of the current
> interface: We even can't: it's a contract with our users we don't
> change the meaning the interfaces until 2.0.

Nor am I in any hurry to change anything.

regards, Anders
Received on 2008-03-27 16:25:54 CET

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