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Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 21:06:05 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Kai =?iso-8859-1?q?Gro=DFjohann?=)
> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 19:39:52 +0200
> 
> "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Look at this from another angle: we are trying to emulate a filesystem
> > feature here (namely, symlinks).  Since it's a filesystem feature, the
> > best way to emulate it with minimal complications is as close to the
> > filesystem level as possible.  Emacs primitives are too high-level for
> > that; the best place would be one notch before file names are passed
> > to system calls.
> 
> I agree.  Sorry to be so bone-headed.

You aren't.  This is a very tricky issue.  It's not that I'm smarter,
I just did things like that a couple of times, and so have some bitter
experience to build upon ;-)



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