Case of port names?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Feb 26 03:39:35 PST 2009

On Feb 26, 2009, at 03:31, Joshua Root wrote:

> Scott Haneda wrote:
>> Are all port names to be lowercase?
> No.

Use whatever case gives you the greatest pleasure, or rather, best  
matches the project name. There was a problem in MacPorts < 1.7.0  
when the case of the port name did not match the case the user typed  
on the command line. Users usually typed port names in all lowercase,  
so ports that used uppercase letters caused problems for those users.  
But now that MacPorts 1.7.0 has fixed that issue, there's no reason  
not to use uppercase letters. We have 187 ports currently using  
uppercase letters in their names.

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