Why doesn't std.file.exists follow symbolic links?

Vladimir Panteleev thecybershadow.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 14:44:55 UTC 2021

On Friday, 2 July 2021 at 12:09:20 UTC, Jack Applegame wrote:
> In other languages (including C++) similar functions follow 
> symbolic links.

To try to answer the "why":


Looks like eight years ago I thought that not using lstat would 
somehow break code in that circumstance, but it's difficult to 
figure out the details given that the sands of time have eroded 
the previous iterations of that pull request.

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