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Re: SURVEY: Test case naming / Now VOTE

From: Mary Brady <mbrady@nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 08:51:00 -0700
Message-ID: <009101c12fd9$3cf173b0$3a1f0681@nist.gov>
To: "Arnold, Curt" <Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com>, <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
I would prefer this decision to be based on technical
reasons rather than the NIST environment.  We can
handle either -- it wasn't until now that we had a reason
to figure out why filenames were converted to lowercase.
It seems that SAMBA, which we use extensively defaults
to this -- we have since fixed it on our end, so the NIST
environment should have no bearing on this ...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Arnold, Curt" <Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com>
To: <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 2:59 PM
Subject: RE: SURVEY: Test case naming / Now VOTE

> > From: Joseph Kesselman [mailto:keshlam@us.ibm.com]
> > Restatement: It could be dangerous to _rely_ on
> > mixed case _file_ names.
> > If we're willing to accept that the test name may
> > not be case-identical to the filename, and can design
> > the tools to cope(*) with that...
> I was thinking of the case where the tests were in the CVS repository with
MixedCaseNames and were coerced to lowercase within NIST resulting in
intended modifications never committed or tests
> differing only by capitalization got into the repository.
> Having the filenames and the case names out of synch even by case would
complicate the build since the Ant <style> task would create .java files
with the same capitalization as the test and if the
> /test/@name was not consistent the javac step would fail.
> If the NIST infrastructure is prone to force file names to lower case, it
just seems more expedient to preempt it.  I prefer not to cope, but we won't
get into that.
> After the little " " directory debacle and previous capitalization
nightmares with CVS, I'm just a little paranoid.
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