[GSoC][RFC] Case Insensitive Filesystem

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.org
Wed Mar 26 12:10:16 CDT 2008

Marc Andre Tanner <mat at brain-dump.org> writes:

> Yes that's true the case information is lost but is it really needed? 
> If you create the files with the original mixed case you will have to
> scan the whole directory in order to match it to a given filename. 
> And if i am not mistaken this is exactly what wine does. 

Yes, and that's precisely because Wine wants to preserve case, so that
tools that look at the filesystem directly see the right thing. If you
are going to store everything lowercase in the filesystem, then we could
just as well do that inside Wine, without a FUSE module.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.org

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