Re: Files ending with . (dot) on Windows

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:39:07 +0200

On 13.07.2013 18:35, Bert Huijben wrote:
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Daniel Shahaf [mailto:danielsh_at_elego.de]
>> Sent: vrijdag 12 juli 2013 18:20
>> 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.

Where do you expect the performance hit to come from? I can't think of a
good reason for it.

-- Brane

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