[cfe-dev] Shortest RFC ever: I propose we rename files using `.TXT` extension to use `.txt`

Michael Kruse via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Jan 17 19:11:42 PST 2019


The problem here might be git trying to rename 'file.TXT' to
'file.txt', which results in an error on Windows since it sees both as
the same name.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10523849/changing-capitalization-of-filenames-in-git
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8604535/git-rebase-issue-with-files-of-same-name-but-different-case
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6899582/i-change-the-capitalization-of-a-directory-and-git-doesnt-seem-to-pick-up-on-it

Some problems on Windows/MacOS systems are possible.

Michael

Am Do., 17. Jan. 2019 um 20:53 Uhr schrieb Chandler Carruth via
cfe-dev <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org>:
>
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 6:51 PM Hubert Tong <hubert.reinterpretcast at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I'm wondering if this would wreak havoc upon semi-case-sensitive systems like Windows. I'd like to hear from people who use Git and SVN on Windows.
>
>
> FWIW, I will of course not do this in any case where there might be a collision due to such file systems. I don't think there are any such cases however.
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>>
>>
>> -- HT
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>> On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 9:43 PM Chandler Carruth via cfe-dev <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
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>>> Why? Because we have a mixture scattered about the codebase, but only a very few with `.TXT`. I like consistency. It makes my obsessive tendancies happy.
>>>
>>> Is this important? Nope.
>>>
>>> Why am I asking first? Because its possible someone, somewhere will be disrupted by this so I figured I'd ask first.
>>>
>>> -Chandler
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