Re: linux on HFS? why not HPFS instead?

Lars Wirzenius (
Sat, 04 May 1996 17:24:29 +0300

Mark Lehrer:
> of course, the best thing would be to finally have a standard
> non-case-sensitive file system on unix. preservation of case
> is important, but being case-sensitive when looking up a file
> is a serious time waster.

I disagree. If the kernel needs to ignore case, then the kernel will need
to be taught about character sets. Not pretty. Or else only one character
set is allowed in filenames, which means Unicode unless we want major
flames from non-8859-1 people.

How does HPFS solve the character set issue?