Path conversion bug with check_case:strict

Igor Pechtchanski
Tue Sep 7 19:25:00 GMT 2004

On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Sep  7 14:26, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > > Sigh, check_case is just another invention I'd rather like to get rid of.
> > > Like ntea or textmode...
> >
> > Well, check_case actually turns out to be very useful (at least to me),
> > particularly when a tarball or a CVS repository contains two files that
> > differ only in case -- I'd rather have an error in that case rather than
> > have the file/directory silently overwritten.  FWIW, I use it constantly
> > (that's how I spotted this problem).
> Isn't your scenario a good reason to give managed mounts another try,
> instead of keeping check_case alive?

Well, first off, check_case pre-dates managed mounts by quite a bit; and
secondly, managed mounts may not be practical in some situations (e.g.,
sharing a CVS image or repository between Windows tools and Cygwin tools).
IMO, managed mounts need a much more robust mechanism than the hack they
currently use before they are ready for mainstream, so we should keep
check_case alive at least until that happens.
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