Drew Thaler explains more about why he doesn’t like case-insensitivity in filesystems. My somewhat naive opinion on this issue is that putting these smarts in the filesystem smells like bad design. It solves a good part of the problem implicitly, which encourages it to be mostly ignored at higher levels, and makes it likely that some code will accidentally rely on the filesystem where it shouldn’t. In other words, I think the end-to-end argument applies to filesystem case-insensitivity.
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