Currently, ignorecase's default setting varies by OS (filesystem), which
allows Mac and Windows users to be lazy about the casing of filename
arguments. However, this creates problems for projects with contributors
from multiple OS's/filesystems. The ignorecase setting can have surprising
consequences. For example, Mac OS X users with HFS may experience git
checkout not actually checking out the specified filename, in a poorly
designed project with both test.py and Test.py. Likewise, git rm may remove
the wrong file.
In future versions of git, could we default core.ignorecase to false, for
all OS's? This would provide more intuitive git behavior overall, while
still allowing users to enable the setting if they wish.
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