[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src configure,1.157,1.158 configure.in,1.166,1.167

Skip Montanaro skip@mojam.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 (skip@mojam.com)