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From "Gordon Tyler" <>
Subject Re: Cross-platform build.xml files
Date Wed, 22 May 2002 16:51:02 GMT
But if you think about it, what purpose would there be to have the following
two files in the same directory:


Why would you have such a situation? I can think of no useful purpose that
would not be better served by renaming the files to distinguish them by
something other than case.

Windows has it almost right in that it is case-preserving but
case-insensitive except when it does that annoying all uppercase to
capitalised thing. I believe MacOS works this way as well. This gives you
the freedom to capitalise your files any way you like but not cause errors
if you happen to get the capitalisation wrong when referring to the file.

Sorry for the rant but this has been subconsciously bugging me for a while.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Holt" <>
To: "Ant Users List" <>
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 11:17 PM
Subject: RE: Cross-platform build.xml files

> --- Paul Cody <> wrote:
> > I would resist the urge to try to tweak the tool [...]
> I'm not sure I'd classify it as a "tweak". Since <fileset> offers a
> 'casesensitive' attribute, it seems reasonable to me to consider adding
> that to the other datatypes that also deal with specified files. (If
> there's a "tweak" involved, it should be to Bill Gates' nose for
> developing an OS that ignores case in the first place :)
> Diane
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