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Re: [perl #99704] Add symlink support for Win32

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October 26, 2011 12:01
Re: [perl #99704] Add symlink support for Win32
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Jan Dubois wrote:
>The other complication is that for NTFS symlinks you need to know if
>the target is going to be a file or a directory when you create it.

This beast is clearly not a Unix symbolic link, and we should not
attempt to pretend that it is.  Creating it should not be shoehorned
into symlink(), -l should not report it as a symlink, and reading its
target should not be done  through readlink().  It needs distinct APIs
that take account of its distinctive properties.


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