[tex-live] filename clash (upper/lower case)

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Jan 15 01:19:41 CET 2007

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:

> >>>>> "Karl" == Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> writes:
>   > Case-insensitive filesystems are a pain.  Sigh.
> Maybe some operating systems expect that people have a teletype
> machine as an output device.

the first unix machines probably had teletypes for output (certainly i
was working on a teletype at that time ... though our machine was
admittedly a mainframe).

so unix got over it ...

i suspect dual case things like that derive from our unwillingness to
*impose* "what's good for them" on authors on the archive.  i'm getting
over that feeling (and am regularly changing things now), and jim nags
anyone who submits something that's not quite right.


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