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From: Doug Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-03 13:27:25

On Jul 3, 2008, at 12:06 PM, John Maddock wrote:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>>> The final requirements for directory and file names are now posted
>>>> at
>>> Hmm, lowercase filenames? I hope you are not suggesting to go and
>>> rename every "Jamfile" to "jamfile"? Which filesystems, exactly,
>>> require single-case filenames, how many bug reports from users of
>>> those filesystems we've got, and what market share do those
>>> filesystem have today?
> Sigh...
> Actually all lower case filenames have *always* been part of our
> requirements, somehow the "Jamfiles" slipped though unnoticed until
> it was too late :-(

I think we should just drop this requirement. We've been violating
this requirement for *years* without any ill effects.

Now, we should never have two flies in the same directory that differ
only by case. *That* can cause serious problems.

        - Doug

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