[tex-live] Please don't assume case sensitive file system
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Sep 30 10:14:03 CEST 2009
Heiko Oberdiek <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 10:59:54PM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> > On 30 September 2009 Akira Kakuto wrote:
> > > In the directory trunk/Master/texmf-dist/doc/latex/bclogo/ of the
> > > TL repository, there are files bcIcosaedre.eps, bcIcosaedre.pdf and
> > > bcicosaedre.eps, bcicosaedre.pdf.
> > >
> > > Therefore, I cannot check out the Master due to a fatal error.
> > > Please tell the author not to use such names.
> > I suppose that Microsoft will support ASCII some day within the
> > next two or three decades. Be patient. :)
> ISO 9660/ECMA-119 comes from Microsoft?
among others, yes. ime, ecma was a joke: i only knew one person who
went to ecma meetings as a representative for a european-owned company,
though i presume people from companies like siemens would have fallen
into that category.
i don't know the history of iso 9660, but quite a few iso standards
started in ecma.
m$ destroyed the proposed standard on networked windowing systems, by
insisting that the standard should at most specify something at least as
feeble as windows 3.1 -- i was at that meeting.
(a standard that demands something so feeble that no-one in their right
mind would fail to achieve it, isn't worth devoting effort to. i wasn't
the only one who failed to comprehend the argument that the standard
should "let the market decide".)
of course, none of this helps. m$ would create immense pain by imposing
case sensitivity on a future windows file system, so it may well *never*
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