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- To: common-lisp at su-ai
- Subject: case sensitivity
- From: MOON at SCRC-TENEX
- Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1982 18:39:00 -0000
Just in case there are people who think that case insensitivity is
wanted by a bunch of old fogeys with model 33 teletypes who haven't yet
experienced the joyous revelation of case sensitivity, let me point out
that when I switched from a case-sensitive system and Lisp to a case-
insensitive one, I found it to be a big improvement. I think this is
because I don't pronounce the upper-case letters when I speak.
So I'm not willing to believe that case-sensitivity is the wave of the
future. Nor am I willing to believe that having a monocase system
where the case is always lower case is better (or worse) than having
a monocase system where the case is always upper case.
I don't think we can satisfy everybody on this one. Let's leave things
the way they are unless someone comes up with a concrete, fully
specified, practical proposal for a set of modes that collectively
satisfy everyone and are not incompatible.