On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 1:58 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Karsten Blees <karsten.bl...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> If you are on a case-insensitive filesystem, or work on a cross-platform
>>> project, ensure that you avoid ambiguous refs. Problem solved.
>> So its OK to lose data if you accidentally use an ambiguous ref? I
>> cannot believe you actually meant that.
> I think he meant what he said: "you avoid ambiguous refs".  He did
> not say "it is not Git's business to help you doing so".
> I think it is prudent to warn in the end-user facing layer (read: do
> not touch refs.c to implement something like that) when the user
> creates "refs/heads/Next" when there already is "refs/heads/next",
> and I further think it would make sense to do so even on case
> sensitive platforms.

That does not help when the user creates "next" and pulls "Next" from
elsewhere, does it?
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