case-sensitivity

Rainer Deyke rainerd at eldwood.com
Thu Nov 13 00:49:57 CET 2003


Ron Adam wrote:
> The only reason to use case
> sensitivity is as a way to differentiate names.

No.  The only reason to use case sensitivity is to let the programmer
recognize names immediately without mentally translating them into a common
case.  A language which allows 'sWord' as an alias for 'Sword' is
unnecessarily difficult to read.

Differentiating names is an undesired side effect of case sensitivity.


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