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[Axiom-developer] Re: upper/lower case issue

From: David MENTRE
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: upper/lower case issue
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 21:48:31 +0200
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root <address@hidden> writes:

> The top level makefile builds a custom makefile for each target platform.
> I'll add a CASE= tag so we can pass the information into the build.

Hmmm. I don't like the idea of being system specific. Is it really

If I remember correctly:

 - any Unix system (linux, *bsd, solaris, MacOS X with UFS,...): case
   sensitive path and filename

 - MacOS X with HFS: no distinction between lower/uppercase, case
    sensitive path
    => no distinct file with filenames different only on lower/upper

 - Windows: no distinction between lower/uppercase, case insensitive
    => as previous MacOS X case

So for me, we have the following requirements:

 1. each source file should have a distinct filename if converted to

 2. the build process should not modify lower/uppercase of paths.

With those requirements, I think we could build Axiom on any current
system. You opinion?


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