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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Gili <junk_at_bbs.darktech.org>
Date: 2004-12-21 20:14:23 CET

        My experience with Unix has been that only 0.0000000000001% of
all packages out there actually rely on case-sensitivity. I highly
suspect that it is being kept around because of the need for backwards
compatibility and the majority of the community having a somewhat vague
notion that "it is better this way" without actually being able to
pinpoint why they feel this way.

        Case-sensitivity for programming I can understand to a certain
extent (although nowadays people are moving away from that as well) but
for filenames?! Seems a little far-fetched to me. It is also worth
noting that not all languages in the world even have the concept of
capital letters. Hebrew, for example, has no such concept as do other
languages. They get by just fine.


On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 20:03:42 +0100, Norbert Unterberg wrote:

>kfogel@collab.net schrieb:
>> (Subversion itself pretty much had to be case-sensitive in the
>> repository, of course, in order to support case-sensitive platforms at
>> all.)
>Beeing a windows user, I always wanted to ask this:
>Do *ix users really rely on case sensitivy (in the sense that they store
>multiple files with just different case in the same direcotry, like
>Test, test, TEST) so much that subversion needs to support this? Is that
>common practice there?
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Received on Tue Dec 21 20:17:44 2004

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