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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Proxy and case insensitivity
Date Thu, 24 Dec 1998 17:26:49 GMT
Wilfredo Sanchez wrote:
> | Win32 isn't the only case insensitive system. Use appropriate test.

+1, Brian.

>   But you can't really decide this based on the target OS.

We've been down this road (at least a short distance) before.
As yet no-one has provided a cross-platform-reliable way to
find out the underlying filesystem for location X.  If we
could do that, Marc would have put a test for NFS into the
lockfile code like a shot, I'm sure. :->

Yes, many platforms support remote mounting of disparate
filesystems, and being able to make runtime decisions based
upon the FS type would be wonderful.  It would almost certainly
be worth the cost of the additional stat-like call once the
file was located.  But the mechanism is a grail we have
yet to find.

I suppose YACD (yet another core directive) could be added that
says whether the names of files subordinate to a particular fsloc
are case-blind or not, but the retrofit to take advantage of it
would be nasty.  (We've done nastier ones, though.)  If anyone else
thinks it's a good approach (for 2.0), I'm for it; but core
directives are another region of cerebrothermal intensity. :-)
#ken	P-)}

Ken Coar                    <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/>
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"Apache Server for Dummies" <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/ASFD/>

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