• Subject: RE: How to pass parms to Perl
  • From: John P Carr <jpcarr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 14:20:01 -0500

 > I'm wondering if there is some rule from ancient times that dictates this
has to be 
> case sensitive

QOpenSys  is a UNIX file system.  In ALL of it's glory.   Case SenSiTiViTy, 
256 long file names,  Symbolic Links(Two different paths to the same
and all the rest.

It's UNIX babe.   Why do you think  Adopted Authority doesn't work with the
Cause UNIX didn't implement it that way.   

Nothing magical,    Just beautiful UNIX and all the trappings (is THAT what
that word means?)

(BTW,  Hans & I know when we're joking with each other.)

John Carr

>>I really appreciate everyone catching the case sensitive parameter names.

I discovered in V4R2 the file name had to match but the directory name 
didn't.  It worked fine.  Since I am in the middle of working out the bugs 
in this application when I switched to V4R4 it didn't occur to me (while 
trying to resolve other problems) that the case sensitive issue would come 
up again.  Sure would be nice if IBM would default the directory name 
"QOpenSys"  to "QOPENSYS"  so it would be less likely for people to spend 
time on figuring out the case sensitivity issue.  It would also be nice if
sensitivity was mentioned as a suggestion in the error message.  Of course 
this would all go away if it wasn't case sensitive in the first place.  I'm 
wondering if there is some rule from ancient times that dictates this has to
case sensitive or if it was a programmers oversite/time constraint that is
making everyone know "one more rule" so the AS/400 is just a little less
friendly.  I wonder if anyone at IBM has ever thought of leaning some of the

priority more towards making the 400 more user friendly?

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