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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Gili <junk_at_bbs.darktech.org>
Date: 2004-12-22 04:43:25 CET

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 10:23:28 +0900, Clemens Schwaighofer wrote:

>and for programming, even thinking of not having case sensivity is crazy
>in my opinion.

        Coming from a (Turbo) Pascal and BASIC background, I challenge
that. The only time I ever see anyone using case-sensitivity is for
differentiating between function arguments and class fields that might
get assigned a value from those arguments, or local function variables
if you're using plain-C. Aside from these sort of temporary variables,
I don't think anyone's code would break one way or another if case
sensitivity was dropped.

        I think case-sensitivity is more of a psychological thing.
Coming from C, where namespace collision is a problem, the more tricks
you can use to grow the available namespace the better. Coming from
C++, Java and other languages, this is no longer a valid concern and
case-sensitivity is mostly just something we inherited without a
distinct need for it. Some people feel that case-sensitivity has
something to do with strong typing... They just *feel* more secure that
if you force the casing to be identical then you *know* the developer
must be refering to the same entity. Trust me, code in Pascal for a few
months and you'll quickly learn that you can get excellent strong
typing and a great programming language overall without the need for

        Just my 2 cents...


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