True case-sensitive filenames

Christopher Faylor
Tue Jan 21 03:17:00 GMT 2003

On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 03:36:14PM -0500, Sergey Okhapkin wrote:
>Hmmm... Looks like hardlink method should work...
>The second argument why my patch was not accepted by cygwin maintainer
>Geof Noer a while ago was that the customers who bought cygwin support
>often use windows tools to create and edit files (like notepad) and
>mixed case filenames may fool them. Chris, is it still an issue?

Sure.  I think I may have been the one who ultimately vetoed this idea.
It just seemed like it was really prone to causing massive user
confusion for, IMO, little gain.

I was following this discussion to see if eventually there would be
new ground covered but so far it seems to be treading on old familiar
territory.  If you have to really stand on your head to do simple
things like renaming a file it really makes me think that this is
not going to be a robust solution.


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