• Subject: Perl on midrange-l (was case sensitivity when invoking Perl)
  • From: Carl Friedberg <friedberg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 17:38:18 -0500

Wonder if anyone on this list got a request from Tom Christiansen to send
him reports of perl-related activities on various mailing lists? I'm doing
that for VMS; should I add midrange-l to my coverage for him? I'd have to
admit that I only scan midrange-l and look for titles which I might be
interested in. Is there anyone on this list (Hans??) who would want to
report AS400 perl activities to Tom?  Curious minds... Carl Friedberg,
carl@comets.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Bipes [mailto:rpg@cross-check.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 4:16 PM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: How to pass parms to Perl


Use the /Home directory for dos non-case sensitive applications.  IBM
supplied the QOpenSys file system to be compatible with case sensitive
systems.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Kuznitz [mailto:docfxit@calwest.net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 10:14 AM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: RE: How to pass parms to Perl


Now now boys.  Let's keep it light.  :-)

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
case 
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
be 
case sensitive or if it was a programmers oversite/time constraint that is
now 
making everyone know "one more rule" so the AS/400 is just a little less
user 
friendly.  I wonder if anyone at IBM has ever thought of leaning some of the

priority more towards making the 400 more user friendly?

Any ways,  I'll try this out later today and see if it solves the problem.  

Thanks a bunch,

Gary Kuznitz

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