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Re: Mixed case file names

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-12-15 01:22:55 CET

On 14-Dec-05, at 6:23 PM, Gavin Lambert wrote:

> Quoth Scott Palmer <mailto:scott.palmer@2connected.org>:
>> On 14-Dec-05, at 3:36 PM, Mark Parker wrote:
>>> Also, remember that not only Windows has the "problem". Some
>>> filesystems used by MacOS also exhibit case-insensitive-yet-case-
>>> preserving behavior (and many users consider it to be the most
>>> "user friendly" behavior).
>> It is far from "user" friendly. It is entirely "machine" friendly.
>> No people work that way... or do you have to tell people the case of
>> each letter in your name (or the name of ANYTHING other than a
>> computer file on a unix system) to be sure they have the right
>> person? The entire problem is a ridiculous artifact of coding
>> things in a very unfriendly way. Just because the computer can do
>> it, doesn't mean it should be done. Case-sensitive filesystems =
>> design error.
> Actually the way I read Mark's message was that it was
> case-insensitive-yet-case-preserving behaviour that was user friendly.
> ie. Windows and Mac both have user-friendly behaviour; Unix/Linux does
> not. So you're actually agreeing with each other :)

Yeah.. I should learn to read. :) Sorry.

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