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Re: Recent change to file-chase-links has a bug

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Recent change to file-chase-links has a bug
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 15:49:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090018 (Oort Gnus v0.18) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:

> Now the code is as below:
> (defun file-chase-links (filename &optional limit)
>   "Chase links in FILENAME until a name that is not a link.
> Unlike `file-truename', this does not check whether a parent
> directory name is a symbolic link.
> If the optional argument LIMIT is a number,
> it means chase no more than that many links and then stop."
>   (let (tem (newname filename)
>           (count 0)
>           (max (max limit 100)))

Wild guess: Richard meant (or limit 100) instead of (max limit 100).

>     (while (and (or (null limit) (< count limit))
>               (setq tem (file-symlink-p newname)))
>       (save-match-data
>       (if (= count max)
>           (error "Apparent cycle of symbolic links for %s" filename))

A preposition is not a good thing to end a sentence with.

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