[Python-Dev] Re: Relative import
paoloinvernizzi at dmsware.com
Thu Dec 18 10:18:22 EST 2003
Skip Montanaro wrote:
>something which looks like a symlink on my Win2k box. Windows calls it a
>Shortcut in listings. Is that not roughly the same thing as a symlink?
No, the NT file system as nothing as flexible as a symlink.
If we are speaking about symlinks to files, windows shortcuts are barely
usable only for pointing to executable for execution in a console (but
they have a lot of redirection problems).
If you *open* a shortcut you are actually opening the shortcut itself,
not the thing it's pointing to ;-(
Shortcuts to a directory is only usable by Explorer-like-programs, I
don't know any usable operation with them from the console...
The only way to use shortcut in python is to turn python shortcut-aware
in the import machinery...
Ps... cygwin is another story....
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