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Re: [RFA] candidates for ambiguous command in upper case
Pedro Alves (email@example.com):
> I can only guess on original motivation -- maybe to make GDB usable
> with uppercase-only terminals? Those were common at some point in
> the past. I think Linux's terminal subsystem might still have
> support for those. But then symbol searching was not case-insensitive,
> ("set case-sensitive off" support was only added much later), so I
> can't quite imagine how that'd be much usable.
I'm not sure of the original motivation; but I guess that if it has
been there for thirty years it is now considered as the standard
interface by a few users.
In any case, even if we decide to change that, consistency would be
good, at least for CLI; the same policy for casing should apply in all
cases of completion.
Documenting it in the user manual would be good indeed; I'm not sure
where the proper place would be though.