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Re: convert-standard-filename

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: convert-standard-filename
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 14:20:56 -0400
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>> >> Why do you want to avoid hitting the disk?
>> Because I'd like it to work for files and directories which may not even
>> exist (yet?).  But maybe that's unrealistic (I guess the foobar ->
>> foob~1 rewrite in some Windows cases probably can't work without
>> hitting the disk).
> It _can_ work, given slightly more work, and sometimes we will have to
> be less than 100% reliable, e.g. if more than a single foob~N file
> exist in the same directory.

If you say so.

>> But then it's not "file-name-equal" but "file-equal".
> Except for the issue with non-existing files, is there difference,
> btw?

Ever heard of (symbolic|hard) links?


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