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On 12/22/2004 04:14 AM, 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.
> 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.
well, I just think if I write something in capital letters, then I wrote
it in capital letters, then it should be in capital letters.
thats the basic thing.
if I have directories calle
then I want them this way, I don't want a fuzzy, "I can go into Alpha
with alpha too" thing. Why, because it makes things confusing. Furthmore
as a windows user, how often do you type in a file or directory name?
Even in unix I <tab> a lot of things ...
and for programming, even thinking of not having case sensivity is crazy
in my opinion.
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Received on Wed Dec 22 02:27:01 2004