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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Gili <junk_at_bbs.darktech.org>
Date: 2004-12-21 22:07:48 CET

        There is not a single system out there that I know of that is
case-insensitive but not case-preserving. No need to spread FUD. I also
don't feel that case insensitive filesystems are the result of good
marketing versus good design. Even on unix, case-sensitivity is rarely
(and by that I mean *extremely rarely*) used to differentiate between
two different files having the same filename but only differing on
casing. This isn't an issue of design. It's an issue of subjective


On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 22:59:15 +0200, Graham Leggett wrote:

>Scott Palmer wrote:
>> I think case-sensitive filesystem are user unfriendly in general, but of
>> course they are out there (on unix only as far as I can tell, Mac,
>> Windows, OS/2, Amiga, etc... all were case-preserving but
>> case-insensitive).
>Coming from a Unix (mainly MacOSX, Linux and Solaris) background I would
>say the complete opposite. Files originating from a case sensitive
>system work anywhere, files coming from a case insensitive system don't.
>> The point is case-insensitive, case-preserving filesystems are hugely
>> popular and deserve better support.
>Case insensitive filesystems are popular due to good marketing, not good
>design. The sooner such systems are fixed to be at the very least case
>preserving the better. :(

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