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Re: Case insensitivity ad nauseum

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Case insensitivity ad nauseum
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 11:49:29 -0500 (EST)

Chris Garrigues writes:
> Yes, "Therapist" and "TheRapist" do convey different ideas.  However, in an 
> actual English sentence, it's pretty damned clear what "I'M GOING TO SEE MY 
> THERAPIST THIS AFTERNOON." means even without mixed case to clue you in.

Yes, case is less important when you have additional context like an
entire sentence.  The problem is that in most computer applications, we
don't have any contxt to allow us to distinguish one thing from
another, so case becomes more important.  You may have noticed that I
misspelled "context" in the previous sentence, or maybe not.  In either
event, I'm sure you had no trouble understanding what I meant.  Are you
now going to claim that English isn't spelling sensitive, either?

-Larry Jones

The surgeon general should issue a warning about playing with girls. -- Calvin

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