True case-sensitive filenames

Christopher Faylor
Tue Jan 21 20:57:00 GMT 2003

On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 03:42:54PM -0500, Gerald S. Williams wrote:
>If you have a Unix/POSIX answer to that question, I'd really
>like to know it. I don't get very far with package supporters
>by telling them it's needed for a Windows port.

I can sympathize.  Is windows the only case-preserving/case-insensitive
OS out there these days?  Probably.  And, cygwin was supposed to isolate
everyone from Windows limitations as much as possible.

Anyway, I would *really* like to see an implementation of the ideas
expressed here.  My only suggestion is "think generically" when you
provide any changes.  I don't know if the requirements for getting
case sensitivity working on NT could be abstractable into something
that would allow for future expansion into, oh, I don't know, nfs
or something but I think it is worthwhile to consider not just adding
a bunch of "ifs" to the code but going for something that could be
"plugged in" somehow.

Sorry if I'm getting too technical.  :-)


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