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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-04 04:11:16

Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>> The problems I've seen aren't with file systems, but with programs
>>> that partially enforce ISO-9660:1999.
>> The footnote sounds like filesystems are the issue:
>> Some legacy file systems require single-case names.
>> Single-case names eliminate casing mistakes when moving from
>> case-insensitive to case-sensitive file systems.
>>> The other issue is consistency; what does the convention become?
>> Well, there are very few files that are traditionally spelled in
>> anything
>> by lowercase. I think saying that header files must be in lowercase,
>> and
>> that source files should be in lowercase, is enough.

Also documentation files: otherwise it's two easy to accidently generate
broken links that differ only by case. So I'd rather insist on "all lower
case except for Jamfiles and Makefiles".


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