[Python-Dev] PEP 428 - pathlib - ready for approval

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Nov 20 17:09:52 CET 2013

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 6:01 AM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:

> On 11/20/2013 04:25 AM, Garth Bushell wrote:
>> I'm also quite uneasy on the case insensitive comparison on Windows as
>> the File system NTFS is case sensitive.
> No, it's case-preserving.

It's quite possible that you are both right -- possibly the filesystem
driver supports foo and FOO in the same directory but the kernel I/O layer
prohibits that. Stranger things have happened. (IIRC the behavior might
have been intended so that NT could get a "POSIX compliant" stamp of
approval -- using a different set of kernel interfaces that don't enforce
case insensitive matching.)

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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