Jeff King <> writes:

> I don't think we have a "str_utf8_cmp" that ignores normalizations (or
> maybe strcoll will do this?). But in theory we could use it everywhere
> we use strcasecmp for ignore_case. And then we would not need to have
> our readdir wrapper, maybe? I admit I haven't thought that much about
> _either_ approach. But aside from some bugs in the hash system, I do not
> recall seeing any design problems in the ignorecase code.

Our diffs and merges depend on walking two (or more) sorted lists,
and that sort order is baked in the tree objects when they are
created.  Using "normalized comparison" only when comparing the
earliest elements picked from these sorted lists would not give you
the correct comparison or merge results, would it?
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