On 10/04/2010 03:12 PM, David Masover wrote:
> On Sunday, October 03, 2010 11:49:51 pm botp wrote:
>> why are gem names case sensitive?
>
> Probably for the same reason that just about every programming language,
> package manager, and Unix commandline is case sensitive, not to mention most
> filesystems.

Some project management systems ask you for a "unix name", which must be 
/^[-a-z]+$/ or something like that. The display name, by contrast, can 
have caps, spaces, etc. IIRC sourceforge an example.