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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (IO-171) IO assumes there are only two OSes: Windows and Unix
Date Fri, 22 Aug 2008 07:28:44 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on IO-171:
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Sod OpenVMS, but OS X is a big enough deal that we should be concerned with it.

Configuring OS X for true case sensitivity means using UFS iirc. Which is slow and crappy.
Tried it once, laughed and moved back.

> IO assumes there are only two OSes: Windows and Unix
> ----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: IO-171
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-171
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Sebb
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Just noticed that IO assumes systems are either:
> Windows-like:
> * File.separatorChar = \
> * Case-insensitive matching
> or
> Unix-like:
> * File.separatorChar = /
> * Case-sensitive matching
> It may well be true that there are only two different file sepator characters, but it
is not true that all non-Windows systems use case-sensitive matching.
> For example, OpenVMS uses a file separator char of /, but originally only supported case-insensitive
file names (always shown as uppercase).
> Current versions of OpenVMS support both upper and lower-case; the default is to use
case-insenstive matching (and upper case names).
> Perhaps the IOCase.SYSTEM constant needs to have an "Unknown" or "Variable" setting for
this; it would then be an error to use IOCase.SYSTEM to determine the case sensitivity.

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