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[perl #22077] Module Loading on Case-Insensitive File Systems

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James E Keenan via RT
August 31, 2013 01:38
[perl #22077] Module Loading on Case-Insensitive File Systems
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On Tue May 06 10:11:19 2003, wrote:
> On Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at 07:39  AM, Andy Dougherty (via RT) wrote:
> > Alas, we can't assume that the filesystem where perl was built is also 
> > the
> > file system where it will be running.  Nor can we assume that all file
> > systems mounted under operating system $^O even have the same behavior
> > with respect to case.  Yes, it's a mess.
> Yes, I knew that. It just seemed the safest assumption. The only other 
> way to know is to try writing test files to disk and see what happens. 
> But that'd be a stupid thing to do every time one started a Perl 
> program. It'd be much nicer if Perl could just somehow know the 
> difference before calling open(). But I expect that this is a rare 
> enough problem that it may not be worth the overheard.
> Regards,
> David

There has been no further discussion in this ticket in over 10 years. 
My sense of the discussion is that the original poster had workarounds
and that the problem was not sufficiently severe or widespread to be
worth the effort of finding a solution.

So I'm taking this ticket for the purpose of closing it in 7 days unless
someone wants to pick up the discussion and move it forward.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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