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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: tla1.2 on cygwin

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: tla1.2 on cygwin
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 15:47:02 +1100

On Sat, 2004-03-06 at 15:56, Dustin Sallings wrote:
> On Mar 5, 2004, at 20:21, Tom Lord wrote:
> > Personally, I have a little bit of trouble taking case insentive
> > filesystems seriously.
>       Turns out there are quite a few UNIX and Windows users out there with 
> case insensitive filesystems and this particular design decision seems 
> to do very little other than to break archives that are ever checked 
> out and then recommitted by people who use them.

A case insensitive file system is like a database where the key '123' is
equal to the '456' and to '789' and ...

It breaks a pretty fundamental assumption that programs storing data


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