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RE: Re: Uppercase and lowercase in filenames

From: Chermside, Michael <mchermside_at_ingdirect.com>
Date: 2004-06-21 17:08:52 CEST

Martin Tomes writes:
> Perhaps we could stop silly arguments about the way the world
> is and get back to making Subversion
> work well for everyone, no matter what file system they
> choose/have to use.

While I applaud this sentiment, I just couldn't resist pointing
out that your choice of examples was unfortunate. You write:

> In fact, my colleague has
> just pointed out that if you write an English word with
> different capitalisation (e.g., Word and
> word) it's meaning does not change and a good file name is
> chosen to convey meaning.

Unfortunately, "Word" is the trademarked name of a popular
word-processing application, while "word" is a common English
term for a lexical unit in natural languages. Of course, the
rules of English require that "word" be spelled "Word" when
(for example) it appears at the start of a sentence or in a

All of which just goes to prove that these arguments are (as
you pointed out) silly.

-- Michael Chermside

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