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Re: [PATCH] ls --group-directories-first: symlinks to dirs are dirs too

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ls --group-directories-first: symlinks to dirs are dirs too
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 10:08:24 +0100

Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
> This point I can agree with.  --group-directories-first is relatively new,
> and since it is currently silent about behavior on links, I have no
> problem with changing that behavior; however, I would insist that if we
> make a change, we add test cases and documentation to lock in that
> behavior for the future.

Yes.  If someone were to prepare a complete patch,
(i.e., one that I can simply "git pull ..." or apply with "git am",
updating NEWS, coreutils.texi, and ls.c's usage (to adjust ls' --help))
that would make a fine point for further discussion.

Code speaks more loudly than words.

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