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Re: find-library-name fails if file (with no extension) exists.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: find-library-name fails if file (with no extension) exists.
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 06:14:40 +0200

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 00:19:28 +0100
> Cc: Emacs Devel <address@hidden>
> > And plenty of successful operating systems have been
> > case-insensitive, so it is clearly not a bad idea, not unworkable,
> It is a constant source for trouble in scripts of all sorts.  I guess
> about 20% of Windows installation problem reports with AUCTeX
> originate from capitalization mixups.

Because programmers should be educated to refrain from Posix-centric

> > nor particularly dangerous, difficult to implement, or hard on the
> > user. It's just another UI decision. One I like a lot.
> It is a constant trouble for programmers

For uneducated programmers.  Those are the same programmers who think
there's no distinction between text and binary files (just yesterday
saw a SHA1 signature file on a prominent download site that failed to
mark binary files as needed, which made sha1sum very unhappy).

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