Yes, thanks: I was asking why, when designing a language, why make identifiers case sensitive.  One list member responded that there would be an extra overhead involved in equating, say, aVariableName with avariablename.  Overhead considerations aside, I think it would be desirable to have identifiers be case-insensitive... ?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Bopp [mailto:jeremy / bopp.net] 
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 9:24 AM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: newbie: variable names

On 12/2/2010 11:07 AM, Doug Stone wrote:
> hello,
> i have my first (of what may be many) really dumb questions: why is it advantageous to be able to distinguish aVariableName from avariablename?  

Are you asking why identifiers are case-sensitive?

-Jeremy