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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-03 14:35:58

Doug Gregor wrote:
> 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.

I like the single case names for the sake of consistency. I'd hate to
see each library choosing its own convention, or worse yet, using no
convention at all.

OTOH, we could soften the requirement. That's what we have been doing in
effect with "Jamfile"

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

Yeah, that would be a mess.


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