True case-sensitive filenames

Gerald S. Williams
Tue Jan 21 18:52:00 GMT 2003

Earnie Boyd wrote:
> The argument has nothing to do with Windows vs Unix.

I told you I'm not taking sides. Adding support for
POSIX-compatible naming simply makes porting of Unix
applications easier.

Consider that a change like this requires retesting on
every platform, some of which may not be available to
the maintainer. If the code has remained unchanged for
ages and runs on a myriad of Unices, requesting this
type of change for portability's sake can be quite a
hard sell. And bringing those types of applications to
Windows is something that Cygwin does extremely well.


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