Language change and code breaks

Steve Lamb grey at
Wed Jul 18 18:02:37 EDT 2001

On Wed, 18 Jul 2001 14:30:27 GMT, Guido van Rossum <guido at> wrote:
>All programming languages and file systems used to be case-insensitive, until
>the designers of Unix and C decided that it was too much work to write and
>use a case-insensitive comparison routine.  It wasn't necessarily intended to
>be better, just easier to implement.  But times have changed, and that's a
>lousy excuse.

    Eh, preference is for case sensitivity.  Besides, I far prefer case
sensitivity with tab completion than case insensitivity without.  :)

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