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Re: texinfo-6.4.91 pretest

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: texinfo-6.4.91 pretest
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:38:59 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 06:30:28PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: Gavin Smith <address@hidden>
> > Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:58:18 +0100
> > 
> > The pretest for the next release of Texinfo has been updated:
> > 
> > https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/texinfo/texinfo-6.4.91.tar.xz
> Builds OK with MinGW and passes all the tests.
> >   . if looking for a file failed, do not convert the name of a file to
> >     lower-case and look for it again
> Why was this change made?  The ChangeLog doesn't state the reason.
> Thanks.

The change was made in SVN revision 7909.

I believe I made it to simplify the code, which can be difficult to 
follow even without this.  The comment that was in the code implied that 
it wasn't necessary:

 This is probably not needed at all on those systems which define
 FILENAME_CMP to be mbscasecmp.  But let's do it anyway, lest some
 network redirector supports case sensitivity. 

I admit that I don't really know what was meant by "network redirector" 
in this comment, but it appears to be a theoretical problem rather than 
something that actually happened.

If it does cause problems for someone, then they will be more likely to 
find out about the change because it is in NEWS.

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