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Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 00:13:37 -0600 (MDT)

    > The shortcuts do indeed end in `.lnk', but the crucial detail you
    > are missing is that they are not _referenced_ with that extension
    > explicitly mentioned.  It's like program invocation: you type "foo
    > RET", but expect `foo.exe' to be invoked.

    Well, the issue of treating "file" as whichever of (file.lnk,
    file.exe, file.bat, etc.) is appropriate is probably too much of a
    change to the Emacs way.

I don't think people will find shortcuts very useful in Emacs if they
have to type `.lnk'.

      Emacs primitives are too high-level for
    that; the best place would be one notch before file names are passed
    to system calls.

Does it make sense to handle shortcuts inside of Fexpand_file_name?

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