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RE: Case insensitivity ad nauseum

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Case insensitivity ad nauseum
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 11:29:14 -0500

Donald Sharp [mailto:address@hidden wrote:
> It's not terribly uncommon to have both Makefile and makefile
> in some build trees I've seen( and they have a different meaning
> to make! ) on unix.  I wouldn't want cvs to stop surporting
> the ability to track this at all!  It's not unreasonable to have
> the same name with different cases, rare yes, but not unreasonable.
Oh, don't get me wrong - I'm not suggesting that CVS drop case-sensitive
support altogether. I realize that the case-sensitive nature of Unix will
probably never change, partly due to legacy issues and partly due to the
attitudes and philosophies of Unix users.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (http://www.leitch.com)
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (http://www.cuj.com/experts)

Let's build software that works the way people expect.

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