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Re: etags confused with uppercase filenames (on Windows)

From: Francesco Potorti`
Subject: Re: etags confused with uppercase filenames (on Windows)
Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 17:19:09 +0200

   This particular problem can be solved by adding "EL" to the
   Lisp_suffixes array in etags.c.  


By the way, Stavros can circumvent his problem by prepending to the file
names the option --language=lisp.

   However, I don't think etags can be made case-insensitive to file
   names in general, since foo.C needs to be processed as C++ code,
   while foo.c should be processed as C code.

That would not be a big problem, because etags can distinguish C and C++
by looking at the file contents.  But in general, I agree that making
etags case insensitive on file names means losing information, and
is not the right thing to do.

   > This happened to me because in some transfer from one filesystem to
   >another, some piece of software decided to canonicalize filenames as

I have an idea, and would like to hear if anyone has anything against

To determine a file's language, currently etags does the following:

1) if the user specified a language, use that
2) else, guess it from the file name
3) else, look for #!
4) ... (other euristics)

I think that I could add:

2bis) else, if the file name is all upcase, upcase the builtin file name
      suffixes and retry

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