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From:Tianyin Xu Date:November 19 2012 1:07am
Subject:Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?
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Hi,

On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl@stripped>wrote:

>
>
> Am 19.11.2012 01:27, schrieb Tianyin Xu:
> > I'm not saying the file names but the configuration directives.
> > At least for most servers I have managed so far,
> > all the configuration directives are case insensitive. Examples?
> PostgreSQL,
> > Apache httpd, OpenLDAP, Squid, etc.
> > That's why I'm curious. (Yes, please tell me there's no other
> case-insensitive software)
>
> i never would came to the idea write options
> not EXACTLY like they are in the documentation
>
>
Sometimes people are not aware of their mistakes, otherwise they won't make
mistakes. People are different. You cannot assume all your users are the
same as you.



> > I'm glad most MySQL folks are not like you. I'm happy to see "M" and "m"
> refers
> > to the same thing, and "K" and "k" also.
>
> if you work exactly and careful it does not matter
> if not do not maintain a server at all
>
>

You are saying as long as admins are careful, there's no misconfiguration?
But why misconfigurations are so pervasive? Simply because the admins are
not careful enough?



> > If you wanna everyone follow your binary-by-binary rule, nobody gonna
> use your stuff
>
> enough people are using my stuff outside the mysql world
> and the all are able to enter things like they are in the
> documentation, and i am speaking about noobs, not admins
>


I apologize for my lack of respect. I don't know what's your stuff, but I
guess they'll be more popular if you make them more friendly.



> >     because if this is a problem for you maybe you have the wrong job
> > I don't think it's wrong to make your software as friend as possible
>
> if you are a server admin you have to be careful what
> you type or you are doing the wrong job
>
> sever software does not need to be friendly
> it does not need to think what you mean
> you have to excactly specify what you mean
>
>
This does not make sense. Taking MySQL as an example, as server software,
it's used everywhere by millions of users. Most of them are not admins or
developers.


> sounds liek you are a windows guy
>

1. I really don't think windows guy or linux guy matters. After all, MySQL
has windows versions.
2. Unfortunately, I'm not a windows guy.


>
> try "LS", "DF" or whatever on a unix terminal
> you will get error messages as response
>
> Thanks! I use them regularly.

T

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Tianyin XU,
http://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~tixu/

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Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Tianyin Xu18 Nov
  • Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Reindl Harald18 Nov
    • Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Tianyin Xu19 Nov
      • Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Reindl Harald19 Nov
        • Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Tianyin Xu19 Nov
          • Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Reindl Harald19 Nov
            • Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Karen Abgarian19 Nov
            • Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Tianyin Xu19 Nov
              • Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Eric Bergen24 Nov
                • Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Tianyin Xu24 Nov
                  • Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Eric Bergen24 Nov
                    • Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Tianyin Xu24 Nov
                • Re: Why configuration directives are all case sensitive?Johan De Meersman26 Nov