On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 2:54 PM, Scott Robison <sc...@casaderobison.com> wrote: > > We could modify the Windows code to use the \\.\ prefix trick and then > fossil could create / delete the files. If we did that, how much pain would > it cause to other tools and processes on the Windows system? > > If we don't support it, Fossil potentially looks bad to someone for not > creating what appear to be ordinary file names. If we do support it, Fossil > potentially looks bad for creating files or directories that other > processes can't interact with normally. >
This problem is not unique to Fossil. Several years ago, a (then) coworker of mine cussed at Windows when files he added to whichever VCS his department was using (Synergy, I think) could not be checked out on a windows PC.
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