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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Gili <junk_at_bbs.darktech.org>
Date: 2004-12-22 18:59:15 CET

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 05:45:46 -0500, John Szakmeister wrote:

>Not to contribute to this thread, but I think you're right in the
>application would not break. I think you're wrong in thinking that
>casting case-sensitivity is not useful. I remember my Pascal and BASIC
>days too. I hated starting at code where something my written 7
>different ways, especially on larger projects. It was much harder to
>enforce coding styles. While I certainly don't need the ability to say
>"tmp" and "Tmp" are two different things, I do want the code to break if
>I meant the former and I typed the latter.

        Right, but that's fine. I hate that too :) Nowadays we have
coolio IDEs that have code-format features that we didn't have 5-10
years ago. It would be trivial to "collapse variable names" across your
entire project to use any given casing. Bad style should not result in
compiler errors though, that is just taking it too far. It's like
saying that C should refuse to compile if you open three blocks (if,
switch, etc) on separate lines and then suddenly close them all on one
line. I've see my former boss close 10 execution blocks on one line. It
made the code totally unreadable :) Still, as much as I hate it, I
don't believe this should result in a compiler error.


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