|New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth firstname.lastname@example.org (2000-10-31)|
|Re: New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth email@example.com (Sebastian Moleski) (2000-11-01)|
|Re: Re: New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth firstname.lastname@example.org (Mikael Lyngvig) (2000-11-04)|
|Re: Re: New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth email@example.com (Michael Lee Finney) (2000-11-05)|
|Re: Re: New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth firstname.lastname@example.org (Orlando Llanes) (2000-11-05)|
|Re: Re: Re: New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth email@example.com (Mikael Lyngvig) (2000-11-07)|
|Re: New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth firstname.lastname@example.org (2000-11-07)|
|Re: New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth email@example.com (jt) (2000-11-07)|
|Re: Re: New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth firstname.lastname@example.org (2000-11-07)|
|[6 later articles]|
|From:||"Mikael Lyngvig" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||4 Nov 2000 01:39:09 -0500|
|Posted-Date:||04 Nov 2000 01:39:09 EST|
It could just be a simple question of "being able to adopt to customer
Case-sensitivity, in file names and programming languages, is
basically a very strange and illogical thing since humans tend to
recognize names that differ solely in case without problems
("seBAStian mOLEski" would probably work, if I wanted to get in touch
with you. Also, you would probably be annoyed if your neighboor
changed his name to "SebastiAn Moleski" claiming that the name had
nothing to do with your name).
The fact that ill-designed languages such as C++, and C to a certain
degree, have indoctrinated programmers to think case-sensitively
should not be blamed upon Mr. Wirth.
Imagine that your mails, delivered via postal service, starts to
bounce because you'd accidentally written "main Street" rather than
"Main Street" (or the postal worker thinks you've written "main"
rather than "Main")...
Case-insensitivity IS the simple solution. You don't have to worry
about case. I don't have to worry about case. We can spend our time
being productive instead...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sebastian Moleski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 00:56
Subject: Re: New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth
> Anybody who finds it a mistake to have a language ignore case and thus
> reverts it from one language to the next is, IMO, not doing excellent
> work. Especially, if he has an "unequivocal demand for simple
> solutions." No one is flawless, not even Niklaus Wirth.
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