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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • There's also Makefile vs. makefile, and makefile.pl vs. Makefile.PL.

    There are entirely legitimate reasons to have case distinguish. For example, at the day job, we have files in the document tree that are accessible only internally or by the web server. These are all in directories that start with capital letters. Apache knows to reject requests for any file or directory matching /^[A-Z]. I suspect that wouldn't work under HFS, either.

    Worst of all, Windows doesn't differentiate. Who wants to be lik

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    • I seem to remember something in an apache changelog a while back specifically aimed at OSX/Darwin.

      Seems that they had to change the logic in the auth bits, because people were limiting access to Locations like /foo, but apache was ignoring it for requests to /Foo or even /FoO.

      Apache on windows has logic to handle that, but Darwin, being Unix, apparently was ignoring that.

  • That's why HEAD and GET are now separate questions in the LWP install process. Most Mac OS X users elect not to install HEAD.
    • I certainly will answer no in the future. It just never occurs to you. I haven't done anything of the sort on a case insensitive fs in so long I never dreamed it would happen.