From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-12 12:52:42
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On Monday 12 August 2002 17:33, Beman Dawes wrote:
> At 08:28 AM 8/12/2002, Thomas Witt wrote:
> >In "File and directory recommendations" the rationale given for "Do not
> >assume names are case sensitive." is wrong. I agree that there are case
> >insensitive filesystems (FAT32 IIRC) but not all Windows fs are case
> >insensitive. NTFS for instance is in fact case sensitive, Windows just
> >tries to hide this.
> For context, the quote is from a series of portability recommendations,
> including both:
> -- Do not assume names are case sensitive.
> -- Do not assume names are case insensitive.
> It seems to me those are both valid recommendations for programs which wish
> to be widely portable.
> So, it really is a question of making the rationale a bit more
Thats why I labelled it nitpick.
> I'll do that, based on the comments of other responses.
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Witt
Institut fuer Verkehrswesen, Eisenbahnbau und -betrieb, Universitaet Hannover
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