[tex-live] Pathological search path for TeXMF.cnf

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Sun Mar 15 10:28:11 CET 2015

Dear Reinhard,

> I don't know why Windows is [sometimes] so slow.

Since windows OS uses monocase filesystem, all characters in
ls-R are interpreted after transforming into lower case,
and filename characters in hash tables are transformed into
lower case. These processes are rather expensive.
If users of windows admit, I think I can remove the relevant
codes. In this case, users on windows have to use case
sensitive names in TeX.
For example at present, one can find IEEEtran.cls by
on windows.
If I remove the relevant codes, one should correctly write as
I think this is natural in TeX world and users may admit.


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