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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Gili <junk_at_bbs.darktech.org>
Date: 2004-12-21 22:14:57 CET

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 22:06:09 +0100 (CET), Peter N. Lundblad wrote:

>On Tue, 21 Dec 2004, Gili wrote:
>> 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.
>Well, case-mappings are to some degree locale dependent, so being a
>case-insensitive filesystem is not trivial. I don't actually understand
>*this part* of the discussion. Dropping support for case-sensitivity is
>not possible possible before 2.0 anyway, and I highly doubt it will ever

        I forget to mention... Java has this:
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/lang/Character.html to
deal with Unicode as well as
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/io/File.html (see
File.getCanonicalPath()). All we'd need to do is duplicate their
behavior. I'm sure there is an equivilent C library floating around
that would do this.


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