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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: Case Sensitivity in URLs (was RE: BugRat Report #92 was closed(apparently by: Craig R.)
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2000 01:25:53 GMT
"Peter V. Gadjokov" wrote:

> [snip]But let's not forget the goal of portability - to run
> (well) on as wide an array of platforms as possible.

Running (or even running "well") on lots of platforms is only part of the
goal.  The real Java goal is WORA ("write once run anywhere") -- in other
words, you should be able to run your app UNCHANGED on any platform.  The
proposed change would definitely lead to WORA-type portability problems
with apps that were originally created on a case-insensitive platform and
then moved to a case-sensitive one.

Going the other direction (case-sensitive to case-insensitive) -- which
was the issue for Rhapsody -- is much less a problem because the code that
previously worked still works unless you were using multiple filenames in
the same directory that only differed in case.

> -pvg

Craig McClanahan

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