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>>>>> "Elizabeth" == Elizabeth Mattijsen <> writes:

Elizabeth> At 10:45 +0200 7/30/03, Johan Vromans wrote:
>> OS X has a case insensitive file system?
>> Tell me this is not true, please. Please! PLEASE!

Elizabeth> I think it's actually worse.  Because it remembers case, giving you
Elizabeth> the impression that it is case sensitive.  But when it comes to
Elizabeth> selecting files, any upper/lowercase combination of the letters will
Elizabeth> do.   ;-(

Elizabeth> I wonder what they were thinking...

It's a "case-preserving, case-insensitive filesystem", a continuation
of the HFS and HFS+ legacy from OS9.

More flame wars have been fought on the OSX mailing lists over this
issue than I think any other.  Please to not be starting it here. :)

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