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From: Corinna Vinschen <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] Add more winsymlinks values
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:19:15 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Jul 19 17:31, Jon Turney wrote:
> I'm not sure this is the best idea, since it adds more configurations that
> aren't going to get tested often, but the idea is that this would enable
> proper and consistent control of the symlink type used from setup, as
> discussed in [1].
> [1]

Why isn't it sufficient to use 'winsymlinks:native' from setup?

The way we express symlinks shouldn't be a user choice, really.  The
winsymlinks thingy was only ever introduced in a desperate attempt to
improve access to symlinks from native tools, and I still don't see a
way around that.  But either way, what's the advantage in allowing the
user complete control over the type, even if the type is only useful in


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-07-21  8:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-19 16:31 Jon Turney
2021-07-19 16:31 ` [PATCH 1/3] Rename WSYM_sysfile to WSM_default Jon Turney
2021-07-19 16:31 ` [PATCH 2/3] Add winsymlinks:magic Jon Turney
2021-07-19 16:31 ` [PATCH 3/3] Add winsymlinks:wslstrict Jon Turney
2021-07-21  8:19 ` Corinna Vinschen [this message]
2021-07-21 10:24   ` [PATCH 0/3] Add more winsymlinks values Christian Franke
2021-07-22  8:03     ` Corinna Vinschen
2021-07-22 13:53   ` Jon Turney
2021-07-22 14:21     ` Corinna Vinschen
2021-07-28 19:55       ` Jon Turney
2021-07-29 10:23         ` Corinna Vinschen
2021-07-29 10:40           ` Corinna Vinschen

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