[OS X TeX] installing from TeXLive

Chris Goedde cgoedde at condor.depaul.edu
Fri Nov 17 10:25:27 EST 2006

On Nov 17, 2006, at 9:01 AM, Christopher Menzel wrote:

> Yes -- and note that some folks do use traditional unix filesystems  
> on their Macs, esp in environments where they have to rsync with  
> non-Mac unix machines that might have files and dirs that differ  
> only in case.  Is there any reason why Apple clobbered case- 
> sensitivity?  From my largely uneducated perspective, it doesn't  
> seem to have been a good choice.

Because 99+% of Mac OS X users were migrating from Mac OS 9 and  
earlier, which displayed the same case-preserving-but-not-case- 
sensitive behavior that is the default in Mac OS X. (BTW, I don't  
particularly like it either!)

Chris Goedde

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