[Python-Dev] Inconsistent case in directory names for installed Python on Windows
brian.curtin at gmail.com
Thu May 19 04:48:03 CEST 2011
On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 21:33, anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 3:47 PM, Brian Curtin <brian.curtin at gmail.com>
> > On May 18, 2011 7:03 AM, "anatoly techtonik" <techtonik at gmail.com>
> >> Greetings,
> >> While studying `virtualenv` code I've noticed that in Python directory
> >> tree `include`, `libs` and `tcl` are lowercased while other dirs are
> >> capitalized. It doesn't seem important (especially for developers
> >> here), but it still can leave an unpleasant image for people new to
> >> Python (and programming in general).
> > In theory there are probably a lot of things that might seem unpleasant
> > are actually non-issues. I don't believe there have been any complaints
> > about actual unpleasantries with directory case.
> Among web folks there are no people who care less about typography
> than those who spend most of their time in text terminals. =) I think
> that probability of receiving such complaint is very low even if
> everybody notices that. "Why should I bother about consistency if
> Python developers are not giving damn about it?"
> >> ├[Python27]
> >> │ ├─DLLs
> >> │ ├─Doc
> >> │ ├─include
> >> │ ├─Lib
> >> │ ├─libs
> >> │ ├─Scripts
> >> │ ├─tcl
> >> │ └─Tools
> >> How about making a consistent lowercased or uppercased scheme? Windows
> >> filesystems are case-insensitive, so the change shouldn't affect
> >> anybody.
> > Some Macs have case-sensitive file systems, and some people use
> > case-sensitive file systems on various flavors of UNIX. The change would
> > probably require a thorough look through the build chain.
> But we are speaking only about Windows.
Definitely -1 to change the folder names only on Windows.
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