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symlinks and W32 [was: Easy configuration of a site-lisp directory]

From: tomas
Subject: symlinks and W32 [was: Easy configuration of a site-lisp directory]
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 09:19:36 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 10:00:25AM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 08:48:29 +0200
> > From: <tomas@tuxteam.de>
> > 
> > That's because DOS got all confused between direntries and inodes,
> > and Microsoft never recovered from that (despite having hired a pro
> > to do NT for them, but I disgress ;-P
> I don't see how inodes are relevant to this,

Note the tongue-in-cheek. But yes, the truth beneath that buffoon is
that Microsoft had to bend a properly designed file system to adapt
to the expectations of a FAT spoiled audience. From there stem lots
of problems.

> and NTFS does have their equivalent internally.

I know. This was the pros I was hinting at, Tom Miller, Dave Cutler
et al, scooped up when DEC went supernova.

The thing with the inode/direntry was more a metaphor for "DOS FAT
is at a too low level of abstraction, and NTFS pays the price for

Not that important. Just a hysterical nootfote.

 - t

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