[Mono-list] Can mono can be made case insensitive.

Antony Lesuisse al2000@udev.org
Mon, 18 Oct 2004 01:56:27 +0200

Jonathan Pryor <jonpryor@vt.edu> [041016]:
> On Fri, 2004-10-15 at 08:24, Lokesh N wrote:
> > If so can mono be made case insensitive
> Not likely.  At least, not efficiently.  On a case-sensitive
> file-system, Mono would need to try every permutation of a filename to
> see if it exists, e.g.
> 	admin
> 	Admin
> 	aDmin
> 	adMin
> 	...
> There are 2^5 (32) such permutations.  It gets worse as the length of
> the filename increase, and this is *not* something we'd want to do when
> accessing every file in the system.

What about listing the complete directory and growing an Hashtable with
keys="lowercase name" and value="original name" ?  I think samba and
wine do something similar.

The default mode has to be case sensitive, but a --case-insensistive
mode for mono would probably be useful to run uncareful closed-source

> It's far faster for you to correct case-sensitivity issues in your code.

Antony Lesuisse