LDC 1.4.0

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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