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  • Before I read your note I was wondering why humans would ever want case sensitive filesystems at all. I always figured that it was an unfortunate accident of history that *NIX fileystems are case-sensitive.
    • by rjbs (4671) on 2007.04.10 14:38 (#54305) Homepage Journal
      I don't think there is any compelling reason I can think of for users to want case-sens filesystem everywhere. My complaint, and others like it, aren't good arguments, since I might someday have "t" and "" -- or whatever. Then again, you'd want to store filenames in a canonical case for easy bytewise comparison, and then have case preserved for display, which is just sure to be a PITA, so I think it's a tolerable compromise between users and coders.

      After all, my problem is really one of "my program isn't interacting with the fs nicely," not "my filesystem should be case send but isn't."