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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: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 10:48:53 +0200

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 00:13:37 -0600 (MDT)
> 
> I don't think people will find shortcuts very useful in Emacs if they
> have to type `.lnk'.

Yes, I agree.

>       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?

It might, provided that we make sure all file-oriented primitives call
expand-file-name before doing anything else.  In a superflous search,
it seems like access-file doesn't for example.



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