[Lazarus] "Sort files alphabitically" is case-sensitive :-(

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Tue Nov 15 03:01:20 CET 2011

Sven Barth schrieb:

>> Consequently project file sorting should be case insensitive, unique
>> across platforms.
> But the project inspector does contain the *file* names and not the 
> *unit* names. And these *can* be different (not only in casing), though 
> I personally don't know anyone who uses the "-Un" option which is 
> necessary for this...

Just in case the same filenames with different casing have been added to 
a project, it's important to see all these versions together, and not 
spread across the entire list.

Summary: the case sensitivity of a file system does not imply any 
specific sort order. The same for the sort order in different 
applications (file browsers...). The *display* of a file list has to be 
optimized for *human* reading, i.e. case insensitive unless there exists 
a special important meaning of upper/lower case names.


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