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Re[8]: CaSe insensetive OS not handled well

From: Flex <flex_at_datecs.bg>
Date: 2005-08-23 21:44:24 CEST

Thanks, I learned it "the hard way" :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005, 10:31:20 PM, you wrote:

> 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.

> Scott

> Slightly off-topic, but FYI.
Received on Tue Aug 23 21:46:37 2005

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