On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 03:47:01PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Actually, I think it ends up being hostile to the users to accept
> random cases without a good reason.  If you see two trailer elements
> whose where are specified as "after" and "AFTER" in somebody's
> configuration file, wouldn't that give a wrong impression that a new
> line with the latter somehow has a stronger desire to come later
> than the former?
> If you consistently take only the fixed strings, you do not have to
> worry about many people writing the same things in different ways,
> confusing each other.

I do not agree with this line of reasoning at all. After all, do we have
confusion about the case differences between:

  diff = true

  UI = false

But I also do not overly care. Literally zero people have complained
that "[log]date = RFC822" is not accepted, so it is probably not a big
deal either way.

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