[Cvsnt] Cvsnt case sensitive?

Brian Smith brian-l-smith at uiowa.edu
Thu Apr 25 02:57:14 BST 2002

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Tony Hoyle wrote:
> Brian Smith wrote:
>> The Java compiler's checks on file name case are designed to allow us to
>> build platform-independent applications. For somebody new to Java, it
>> surely seems strange that "foo.java" doesn't mean the same thing as
>> "Foo.java" on Windows and Mac OS X, but the Javac compiler is just
> I had a talk with the java people here and they assure me that javac is
> not case sensitive, but that the resulting .class files are.  It would
> only be a problem if you were storing the .class files under CVS and
> somehow renaming them before commiting them in.

E:\brian\projects\>copy con foo.java
public class Foo { }
         1 file(s) copied.

E:\brian\projects\>javac foo.java
foo.java:1: class Foo is public, should be declared in a file named Foo.java
public class Foo { }
1 error

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