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

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Jan 15 10:58:43 CET 2007

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:

> Karl Berry wrote:
> > Case-insensitive filesystems are a pain.  Sigh.
> but case sensitive systems are an even more pain ... esp since they
> assume that the users are case sensitive (which, if i see what
> many-parties files we have do deal with here many users aren't)
> ... actually space-sensitive is even worse

imo, actually, neither of them is a pain *in isolation*.

the pain comes when one attempts to interwork; as in systems such as our
world here, where windows and un*x share the same filer.

at my last job, we had similar fun where we interworked between vms and
unix; the difference was vms was much more inventive about case mapping.


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