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Re: [PATCH (Apple Git) 01/13] .gitignore: Remove *.s as it matches *.S on case insensitive filesystem




On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 7:29 AM Eric Sunshine <sunshine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 6:37 AM Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
> <jeremyhu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Jan 30, 2019, at 03:33, Eric Sunshine <sunshine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 3:11 PM Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
> > > <jeremyhu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >> This was causing problems with ppc/sha1ppc.S
> > >
> > > What problems, exactly?
> >
> > The file is ignored, but it shouldn't be.
>
> But what problem are you experiencing, exactly? .gitignore rules do
> not impact tracked files such as ppc/sha1ppc.S, even if the name
> matches an ignore-rule, so it's not clear what problem you're trying
> to solve.

I'm guessing that this has something to do with HFS+ being
case-insensitive yet case-preserving, but an actual explanation of the
misbehavior experienced would be helpful.