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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #62847] addpath fails to process symlinks on m

From: Philip Nienhuis
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #62847] addpath fails to process symlinks on mapped network drives
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2022 14:52:04 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #37, bug #62847 (project octave):

> IIUC, the paths that are stored in the load path are canonicalized. I don't
recall the exact reason for that. 
IMHO that's something that simply happened along the way. I never found it
handy, yet not worth a bug report / feature request. But now that we're here

>`canonicalize_file_name` ... should return a UNC path in your case. The
behavior in previous versions of Octave was arguably incorrect.
Sure, but this bug started with 'addpath', not 'canonicalize_file_name'. I'd
expect the result of 'addpath' (i.e., the search path) to return something
that resembles as much as possible what I have fed it :-)

> Does something no longer work because of those UNC paths in the load path?
No no, nothing broke (yet?), but there are several motives, see bug #62865
that I've just entered.


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