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Case Sensitivity (Delphi Prism and C++ Cross Reference Guide)

By Mike Prestwood

Delphi Prism versus C++: A side by side comparison between Delphi Prism and C++.

 
Language Basics
 

Language basics is kind of a catch all for absolute beginner stuff. The items (common names) I chose for language basics is a bit random and include items like case sensitivity, commenting, declaring variables, etc.

Case Sensitivity

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Languages Focus

Case sensitiviy in this case is referring to commands and variable names. For example, are "printf" and "PrintF" equivalent? Are fullname and FullName equivalent? When you create commands, operations, methods, or variables should you worry about case?

Delphi Prism:   No

Prism is generally not case sensitive. Commands and variable names are not case sensitive.

Note: Prism (and Delphi for .Net) do not automatically match your typed case with the defined case as C# and VB.Net do within the Visual Studio Shell.

Syntax Example:  

The following demonstrates command and variable case insensitiviy.

var
 FullName: String;
begin
 fullname := 'Mike Prestwood';
 MessageBox.Show(fullNAME);
 MESSAGEBOX.SHOW(FULLNAME);
 messAGEbox.sHow(fullname);
end;
C++:   Yes

C++ is case sensitive. In C and C++ commands and variable names are case sensitive.

Syntax Example:

The following first standard C++ snippet works:

printf("hello\n");
 
Printf("hello\n"); //>>>Does not work!












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