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Re: convince NTemacs it _can_ symlink

From: Ehud Karni
Subject: Re: convince NTemacs it _can_ symlink
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 00:20:30 +0200

On Tue, 20 Mar 2001 14:19:54 +0200, Eli Zaretskii <eliz@is.elta.co.il> wrote:
> On 20 Mar 2001, Kai Grosjohann wrote:
> > Some Lips package might use (fboundp 'make-symbolic-link), then find
> > it's defined, then think it can do symlinks on the local host.
> This isn't even the worst possibility.  The ones I find harder to find 
> and solve are when the fact that make-symbolic-link is fboundp is 
> taken as an indication that some other symlink-related feature is 
> available.  For example, that an `ln' command is available and can be 
> invoked.
> (I'm not saying that Emacs actually has such code; I simply don't know.  
> But I've seen this too many times to assume it cannot happen.)

I'm using NTemacs on a Cygwin enhanced W95 with the following functions
`make-symbolic-link', `file-symlink-p' and `file-executable-p' defined
(in elisp) for quiet some time. I did not notice any ill effects.

May be I use only a limited repertoire of Emacs lisp packages, but I
think that if there are problems with this defun, they are not major.


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