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[ddlm-group] Case sensitivity

  • To: Group finalising DDLm and associated dictionaries <ddlm-group@iucr.org>
  • Subject: [ddlm-group] Case sensitivity
  • From: Joe Krahn <krahn@niehs.nih.gov>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 12:51:02 -0500
Is there any interest in making CIF2 case-sensitive, at least data names?

There was some discussion that names may eventually extend into the UTF 
range, even though it would be avoided for the near future. That 
complicates case-insensitive matching, because standard library 
functions are locale dependent. If data names are not strictly limited 
to 7-bit ASCII, it would be good to make names case-sensitive.

Joe Krahn
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