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RE: Files ending with . (dot) on Windows

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2013 18:35:35 +0200

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Shahaf [mailto:danielsh_at_elego.de]
> Sent: vrijdag 12 juli 2013 18:20
> To: Staton, Bradley D.
> Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Files ending with . (dot) on Windows
>
> Staton, Bradley D. wrote on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 15:31:07 -0400:
> > C:\tmp\playrepo\trunk>svn status
> > ? src\main\resources\fileEndingWithDot
> > ! src\main\resources\fileEndingWithDot.
>
> It'll be easiest to fix this after (or along with) the Unicode NFC/NFD
> issues --- the fix to that issue will install the infrastructure
> required to fix this issue.

I don't think this will be easy to fix as a final '.' is in many cases
silently removed on Windows, for backwards compatibility with the old 8.3
names on FAT.
(Just check the apr sourcecode for normalizing paths to see the very ugly
details)

So, yes it will be in the same category as the NFC/NFD problems... But while
for the NFC/NFD problems MAC/OS users might want to take a 20-30%
performance hit on 'svn status', I don't expect the Windows users to be as
willing for this very specific problem.

        Bert
Received on 2013-07-13 18:36:39 CEST

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