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From Ben Souther <>
Subject [OT] Re: Case insensitive URLs: Issue #32806
Date Wed, 22 Dec 2004 21:18:47 GMT
> Just like
> code-formatters fix "bad style" they should handle case sensitivity all
> over the place to make sure people use the same casing everywhere. Bad
> style is not a compiler error :)

In a language intended to be cross platform case-sensitivity is not a
matter of style.  For better or worse, Unix looks for files in a
case-sensitive manner.  If a developer is serious about being able to
write once and run anywhere then making sure the search strings are
written in the proper case is not a subjective issue.

I'm sure we could go back and forth for days and never come to an
agreement.  I'm also sure that no one else on this list would appreciate
us doing so here, so I'm dropping out now. 

Good-Luck (sort of ;)
- Ben

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