[fpc-devel] Fix CamelCase in unit and method names

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Mar 23 23:12:23 CET 2018

On Fri, 23 Mar 2018, Sven Barth via fpc-devel wrote:

> R0b0t1 <r030t1 at gmail.com> schrieb am Fr., 23. März 2018, 16:07:
>>> IMHO preferably not the unit names (as in 'unit XxX') - with case
>>> sensitive file names on Unix, this change might increase time for
>>> searching the respective file (somewhat). Obviously, all further
>>> references of the unit (as in 'SysUtils.Execute') should be fine.
>> I don't understand how it would increase the search time. I believe
>> what happens is all names are converted to lowercase for the search,
>> as in the strings taken from the user or their files and the names
>> taken from the disk are both converted to lower case before
>> comparisons are made.
> FPC first looks for the unit with the name as is, then lower case and
> finally upper case.

Yes, but this is done in memory in the directory cache.

I tested make all, there is no discernable difference in time, so I applied
the patch from Ondrej.


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