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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: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 20:12:19 +0200

> From: David Masterson <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 15 Oct 2001 08:39:03 -0700
> 
> >>>>> Eli Zaretskii writes:
> 
> >> Since a shortcut is more than just a soft link, I don't think
> >> implementing shortcut support as an Emacs primitive will work
> >> (something needs to interpret the "Target type").
> 
> > We probably need both; it's a mess.
> 
> Is the problem here that we don't want to incorporate MS-Windows code
> into Emacs?

No, it's because we need the application (i.e. Lisp) level to care
about shortcut as well.  As Jason explained here, every Windows
application which supports shortcuts has application-level code to do
that; Emacs will probably need something similar.



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