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RE: [PATCH v1] handle lower case drive letters on Windows




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:59 PM
> To: Ben Peart <Ben.Peart@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: git <git@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v1] handle lower case drive letters on Windows
> 
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:54 AM Ben Peart <Ben.Peart@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> >
> > Teach test-drop-caches to handle lower case drive letters on Windows.
> 
> As someone not quite familiar with Windows (and using Git there),
> is this addressing a user visible issue, or a developer visible issue?
> (It looks to me as the latter as it touches test code). In which way
> does it improve the life of a developer?
> 

It is a developer visible issue.  On Windows, file names (including drive
letters) are case insensitive.  This patch improves the life of a Windows
developer by making drive letters case insensitive for the test-drop-caches
test application as well.  Without this patch "test-drop-caches e" will fail
with an error "Invalid drive letter 'e'" instead of succeeding as expected.

> Thanks,
> Stefan