[RFA/libiberty] Darwin has case-insensitive filesystems

Eli Zaretskii eliz@gnu.org
Wed Jun 15 17:47:00 GMT 2011

> Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 06:59:11 -0400
> From: Robert Dewar <dewar@adacore.com>
> CC: vinschen@redhat.com, dj@redhat.com, pinskia@gmail.com,  brobecker@adacore.com, gcc-patches@gcc.gnu.org,  gdb-patches@sourceware.org
> >  or some piece of code in the toolchain arbitrarily changed the
> > case of a filename.  I don't mind punishing people for that.  They
> > have to learn that on a proper operating system file names are
> > case-sensitive!
> This kind of unix arrogance leads to junk unusable software on
> windows. It's really important not to visit your unix predjudices
> on windows users. After all we feel the same way in return, I
> find Unix systems complete junk for many reasons, one of which
> is the very annoying case sensitive viewpoint, but I do not
> translate my feelings into silly suggestions for making
> software malfunction on Unix. You should not make this mistake
> in a reverse direction.

I cannot agree more.

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