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Re: convince NTemacs it _can_ symlink


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: convince NTemacs it _can_ symlink
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 11:18:21 +0200 (IST)

On Mon, 19 Mar 2001 address@hidden wrote:

> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> Mon, 19 Mar 2001 09:27:53 +0200
> <rearranged>
> > In my experience, this approach usually opens a Pandora box: some
> > packages test for make-symbolic-link being fboundp to decide whether
> > the platform supports symlinks.
> 
> > Windows isn't Unix, even if tramp wants us to believe it is ;-)
> 
> But the point of tramp is to make the 'platform' (the local host) less
> relevant (if not irrelevant). Why should it matter what Windows can or
> can't do, as long as it can run a session on a remote host?

I tried to explain why: making a simple-minded change might break
Emacs elsewhere.

I'm not against the change in principle.  What I'm saying is that such
a change should consider all the possible uses of make-symbolic-link,
and address them.



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