|Re: New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth Martin.Ward@durham.ac.uk (2000-11-05)|
|case sensitivity (was: Re: New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth) firstname.lastname@example.org (2000-11-07)|
|From:||email@example.com (Jonathan Thornburg)|
|Date:||7 Nov 2000 13:04:33 -0500|
|Organization:||Universitaet Wien (Vienna, Austria) / Institut fuer Theoretische Physik|
|Summary:||examples where case --> semantics|
> humans tend to recognize names that differ solely in case without problems
We've just wound up a long flamewar^Wheated discussion^Wthread on this
over in comp.arch; search on the subjects
Subject: Re: RAD50 (was: Q: Why not (2^n)-bit?)
Subject: case sensitivity in file names (was: Re: RAD50 (was: Q: Why not (2^n)-bit?))
in your favorite usenet archive to find it.
In article 00-11-037,
Martin Ward <Martin.Ward@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
>(2) A mathematician would be very surprised to find that "n" and "N"
>are treated as the *same* symbol.
Another notable example comes in SI units: most of us consider a
milliwatt (mW) as different from a megawatt (MW).
-- Jonathan Thornburg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Universitaet Wien (Vienna, Austria) / Institut fuer Theoretische Physik
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