[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src configure,1.157,1.158 configure.in,1.166,1.167
email@example.com (Skip Montanaro)
Thu, 5 Oct 2000 14:54:56 -0500 (CDT)
Barry> Apparently, on SunOS 4.1.4_JL (and other?) OSes, -d on an empty
Barry> string always returns true. This closes SF bug #115392.
There was a big thread recently on the tramp mailing list (similar to efs
for remote file editing in Emacs, but uses ssh/scp instead) about trying to
find a portable way to test for the existence of a file. After trying all
sorts of stuff, the final result was pretty ugly, as I recall.
Skip Montanaro (firstname.lastname@example.org)