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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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