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Path to files and folder in lowercase #252
I noticed that in version 2.16.2 all paths to files or folders are in lowercase. No matter what actually.
Is this a mistake or is it done intentionally?
I checked this on the plugin - FileBrowser.
This is intentional and is meant to remain that way. Heavy work has been done under-the-hood for v2.16 to ensure the paths of FILE items are normalized so they can be compared as safely as possible between two running sessions. How would that be an issue for you?
Funny. Weird. Definitely not KP-related  but obviously an inconvenient issue.
To circumvent that, KP can keep fully normalizing the root part of the path (i.e. drive part or UNC prefix) and just canonicalize the tail of the path without changing its case/casing. But this comes with the cost of being more CPU demanding when inserting items into KP's catalog because full normalization is required at some point to compare items. Although my guess is that it will be hardly noticeable at user-level so it is an acceptable solution.
: the display name of an application/control panel is not meant to change just because you invoke it with a different character casing, unless the said application relies too much on user input (that would be the issue)