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bug#17073: 24.3.50; file-symlink-p doesn't return t as described in the


From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: bug#17073: 24.3.50; file-symlink-p doesn't return t as described in the doc
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:01:04 +0100

On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 5:49 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

> Not sure which part needs love.  Could you perhaps point out the
> unclear parts?

  First, this function recursively follows symbolic
     links at all levels of parent directories.

On one hand, though I suppose "First, this function recursively
follows..." means "This function, first of all, recursively
follows...", my instinct is that it is the start of an enumeration, so
I expect a "Second, it ...".

On the other hand, you've explained that this:

    If the file FILENAME is a symbolic link, the `file-symlink-p'
     function returns the (non-recursive) link target as a string.

talks about the 'file (a.k.a. "basename") part of the file name', and this

  First, this function recursively follows symbolic
     links at all levels of parent directories.

talks about the 'leading directories part'. Well, I don't find that clear.

   J





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