Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1998/06/03/02:00:40

From: noer AT cygnus DOT com (Geoffrey Noer)
Subject: Re: Path converting fix.
3 Jun 1998 02:00:40 -0700 :
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To: Sergey Okhapkin <sos AT prospect DOT com DOT ru>,
"'cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com'" <cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com>
Cc: Geoffrey Noer <noer AT cygnus DOT com>

On Wed, Jun 03, 1998 at 12:15:37PM +0400, Sergey Okhapkin wrote:
> Try to view source file in gdbtk window if the file is a symlink :-)
>	(conv_to_win32_path, conv_to_full_win32_path): resolve
> symlinks before converting.

I don't understand why it needs to be done at this point.  Say we have
/foo/symbar that points to /foo/bar.  If we convert /foo/symbar to
Win32, shouldn't we have C:/foo/symbar after the conversion?
As long as the path is handed back to a Cygwin32 function, the symlink
would get discovered eventually, right?

On the other hand, tcl/tk don't always use Cygwin32 so that might be
the reason why gdbtk is having problems...

What's the correct solution?

Geoffrey Noer
noer AT cygnus DOT com

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