[Spambayes] Problem building 1.0.4 under Python 2.5

Thomas Hruska thruska at cubiclesoft.com
Thu Dec 27 04:44:25 CET 2007

skip at pobox.com wrote:
>     Amedee> Python was invented in the early nineties.
>     Amedee> It is only in the early zeroties that Python was ported to
>     Amedee> case-insensitive operating systems like Windows.
> Actually, Mac OS (something much less than X) was the original platform on
> which Python was developed.  I'm pretty sure it was ported to Windows before
> 2000 as well.
> Skip

Completely useless tidbit of information:

Forgot to point out that all NT-based OSes (NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista) are 
actually case-sensitive.  If you look at the API calls for the 
underlying file I/O in the kernel calls itself, NT goes out of its way 
to be case-insensitive.  NT was probably case-sensitive until some user 
testing was performed and case-insensitivity was thrown in as a 
last-minute sort of thing.  The NT kernel is still quite capable of 
being case-sensitive, but that requires bypassing the user-mode file I/O 

Thomas Hruska
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