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Item3634: RenameTests.pm fails in perl 5.6.1

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Engine   Normal Closed   patch 4.1.3, 4.2.0

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Try and create using the filesystem a topic which is all lowercase. Simply rename a test topic to lower case from the command line.

As far as I know lower case initial letter topics were once allowed and we changed TWiki so it renames topics to uppercase first letter upon creation.

But as code works you cannot open such a topic anymore because the renaming to uppercase also happens at view time.

Was this the intention originally?

If this needs fixing then please also check unit test RenameTests.pm.

-- TWiki:Main/KennethLavrsen - 14 Feb 2007

I would say this is a "no action required". TWiki only never promoted initial lower case char topic names (but did not guard against it in rename until recently.) The spec of linking is to change "any text like this" to "AnyTextLikeThis", hence it was never possible to link to all lowercase letter topics.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 15 Feb 2007

Just wanted to make sure.

In that case I just change the scope of the bug report to what triggered me to write it: A broken test case in perl 5.6.1.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 15 Feb 2007

is this still the case?


No RenameTests unit tests passed in Perl 5.6.1 both in Patch and MAIN branch. Cool. Closing.


Summary RenameTests.pm fails in perl 5.6.1
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.1, Fri, 09 Feb 2007, build 12817
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed


TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 4.1.3, 4.2.0
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Topic revision: r5 - 2007-04-23 - KennethLavrsen
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