Symbolic links not backwards-compatible

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Fri Oct 9 14:32:00 GMT 2009


I seem to remember some improvements about soft links were announced 
recently, but I only noticed right now that those are not 
backwards-compatible.
A link created on cygwin 1.7 and read on cygwin 1.5 will be reproduced 
as a sequence of UTF-16 bytes, starting with a BOM, and usually 
terminating soon because every second byte is zero, so it doesn't work.

If that was intended or accepted as a trade-off, just forget my mail; I 
just though it should be known.

Thomas



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