case-sensitivity compromise proposal

Aahz Maruch aahz at netcom.com
Thu May 25 17:02:26 CEST 2000


In article <4.3.1.2.20000523075551.014d9e70 at phear.dementian.com>,
Steven D. Arnold <stevena at permanent.cc> wrote:
>
>How about a pragma to indicate whether a given Python module was 
>case-insensitive?  Since Python is case-sensitive now, and to assist with 
>backward compatibility, I propose that case-sensitivity should be the 
>default.  Furthermore, we can arrange some way that a user can permanently 
>turn on case-insensitivity (or case-sensitivity) as the default for them, 
>in which case only programs with the opposite pragma would behave in the 
>non-default way.

The big problem is with a case-sensitive module called by a
case-insensitive program.
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