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Re: init_buffer PWD fix

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: init_buffer PWD fix
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 12:10:52 -0400

> From: MIYASHITA Hisashi(=?ISO-2022-JP?B?GyRCNVwyPBsoQiAbJEI+MBsoQjpISU1J?=)
>  <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 19:38:41 +0900
> But, in this situation(to support Cygwin Symlink), do we have to simply
> port Emacs to Cygwin API complient?

It's possible to support Cygwin-style symlinks without building Emacs
as a Cygwin application.  (Cygwin symlinks are simply text files with
a special signature recognized and handled by the library primitives.)

Anyway, that was only an example; I don't know about any work being
done on adding such support to Emacs.  The main point is that having
`stat' that simulates inode numbers is useful in a variety of
situations, and reduces maintenance burden in the long run.

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