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Hi! Do you find it necessary to use all lowercase filenames in cross-platform development? IMHO they are ugly, also mixed is more readable, so there should be some good reason to use all lowercase.. thx, d0d

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no.

All modern operating systems support long file names, which includes case and spaces, but just so you know, spaces are a bit more ugly on Unix-based OSs.

Just remember though if you're going to use mix-cased filenames, Windows treats "hi.jpg" and "Hi.jpg" as the same file whereas Unix-based OSs treat them as two different files (even though I believe this to be broken, it's the lay of the land).

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Feel free to use mixed case filenames if you like, but at least be consistent.

I normally use all lower-case for web URLs and shun spaces, because it creates fewer problems.

Mark

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