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Re: Re[6]: CaSe insensetive OS not handled well

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-08-23 21:31:20 CEST

On 23-Aug-05, at 3:09 PM, Flex wrote:
>> (And case does sometimes matter, even on platforms traditionally
>> lacking case-sensitivity. Java used to be (may still be, I don't use
>> it as much anymore) quite case-sensitive, leading to serious
>> annoyances if you accidentally saved a class as someClass.java and
>> needed to rename it to SomeClass.java on a Win32 box. Other examples
>> are probably out there.)
> Dunno about this one, I have seen "case sensitiveness" inside java -
> when you attach some resource, say res.gif to the project and they try
> to find it as res.GIF - you can't.

Usually that is caused by using the wrong case in your code, which
works when the filesystem is case-insensitive, but the file listing
within a JAR file is case sensitive. So the code breaks when it is
bundled in a JAR.


Slightly off-topic, but FYI.

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