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Re: Symlinks don't work in python???

On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 10:27:08AM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Jason Tishler wrote:
>>On Fri, Apr 15, 2005 at 10:12:56PM -0400, Jason Tishler wrote:
>>>On Fri, Apr 15, 2005 at 03:54:37PM -0400, Steve Ward wrote:
>>>>Can you try my failing experiment (symlink to file in
>>>>same directory)?
>>>I was able reproduce your problem on my way out of work today.
>>>>It seems using a different name for the symlink may cause the
>>>>trouble...  I have no idea why.
>>>Can you strace the issue and report back to the list?  If not, then I
>>>will try when I'm back at work on Monday.
>>AFAICT, symlinking to never worked or at least since
>>case-insensitive file system support was added to Python in 2/2001:
>Why not use the built-in Cygwin case checking feature with

Please do not use this option unless it is absolutely necessary or if
you actually desire a slowdown for every operation which involves a

Yes, Igor, I can keep this up all day, if you'd like.  Now, you respond
with how unbelievably useful it is and I'll respond with how much overhead
this introduces and how often the option is broken in subtle ways because
neither Corinna nor I care for it.


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