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

From: Anders J. Munch <ajm_at_flonidan.dk>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 13:49:48 +0100

Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> On 3/27/08, Anders J. Munch <ajm_at_flonidan.dk> wrote:
> > 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?
> That's not the issue: the question we have to answer is: do you know
> that they *don't* exist?

Indeed not. Nor does anyone know for sure that there are no ignore
patterns in the wild of the form
  ^option: [a-z0-9]+
I take it you reject that proposal on the same grounds?

Either you don't change anything at all or you allow some
propertionality in the burden of evidence.

> Well, in that case we're free to change the implementation if
> developers reach consensus. However, I think that any features we
> implement in the system should at least be consistent with the system
> itself and if possible - after that - consistent with the OSes it runs
> on. Since Subversion itself is case-sensitive, I still argue that the
> default should be case-sensitive.

Ignore patterns are used for talking about client-side files, notably
files that are not (yet) under Subversion's control. Consistency with
client-side file system rules and conventions is what matters here.

regards, Anders
Received on 2008-03-28 13:50:21 CET

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