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Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support
Date: 11 Oct 2001 20:33:39 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.106

>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> I was trying to argue that redirecting find-file (and other
> primitives), if we want that, should be implemented on the lowest
> possible level, or else it will have subtle misfeatures.

But if the only thing people expect shortcuts to be good for is
"symlink to an executable" kind of thing, then I really think
Emacs shouldn't do more than either redirect find-file or provide
a major-mode that displays the content nicely.
I don't see any possible misfeature in the `major-mode' solution.
And apart from potential infinite looping (in case of a shortcut pointing
to itself), I don't see any subtle misfeature in the `redirect find-file'
solution either.

Could you describe a concrete possible subtle misfeature ?


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