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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-29 10:41:54

John Maddock wrote:

> Rene Rivera wrote:
>>> As has been said in a previous, similar discussion, simple
>>> disallowing of upper-case characters doesn't work. Bjam's files are
>>> called Jamroot and Jamfile, and the capitalization matters.
>> Ah, no ;-) Boost.Build will handle any of:
>> project-root.jam
>> [Jj]amroot
>> [Jj]amroot.jam
>> [Bb]uild.jam
>> [Jj]amfile.v2
>> [Jj]amfile
>> [Jj]amfile.jam
>> I personally prefer the ones with the .jam extension :-) But I don't
>> see a problem with using capital letters in file names. And more
>> important, the restriction may not be appropriate for all file/dir
>> names in the svn repo.
> Note that our submission policy
> ( states:
> "File and directory names must contain only lowercase ASCII letters ,
> numbers, underscores, and a period. Leading character must be alphabetic.
> Maximum length 31. Only a single period is permitted. These requirements
> ensure file and directory names are relatively portable."

We had files named Jamfile for year. I'm not aware of any practical problem
that has caused. So, I don't think that even *discussing* handing the filename
case, at least for Jamfiles, is a productive use of time.

- Volodya

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