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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Graham Leggett <minfrin_at_sharp.fm>
Date: 2004-12-21 21:59:15 CET

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. :(



Received on Wed Dec 22 21:50:53 2004

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