kinke via digitalmars-d-ldc
digitalmars-d-ldc at puremagic.com
Wed Sep 13 07:04:33 PDT 2017
On Wednesday, 13 September 2017 at 13:07:51 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
> On Wednesday, 13 September 2017 at 12:28:39 UTC, kinke wrote:
>> Yep that is/was the reason. Symbolic file links on Windows are
>> very uncommon, as they require an NTFS file system and Vista
>> or newer.
> A hard link should be fine for a file.
> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa363860%28v=vs.85%29.aspx docs say hard links were supported on xp.
Requires NTFS too, only supported on the same volume (can't just
move/copy to another partition), and the targets are apparently
fixed (no relative link targets) after a quick test (copying to
other directory). So I don't see an alternative to ugly wrappers
for Windows compatibility.
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