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Re: canonicalize_file_name should support win32 shortcuts

From: Sam Steingold
Subject: Re: canonicalize_file_name should support win32 shortcuts
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 01:09:16 -0400

Hi Bruno,

On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
> The feature request is a bit odd, because it mixes the notion of
> "native Windows" and Cygwin. Cygwin is a platform that runs inside Windows.
> When you build mingw programs, and redistribute them, they are meant to
> run in a native Windows environment, in which no Cygwin symlinks exist.

I have not seen a windows machine without cygwin for longer than it
took me to install it.
CLISP understands those "/cygdrive/c/autoexec.bat" pathnames just
fine, and understanding symlinks is just another step forward.

> Other non-Cygwin applications don't understand Cygwin symlinks either.

Emacs understands the cygdrive pathnames and I am sure it will
appreciate an opportunity to understand symlinks as well.

Sam Steingold <http://sds.podval.org>

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