[Python-Dev] Re: Relative import

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Dec 18 17:13:03 EST 2003

Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com>:

> I have 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?

Only if it's transparent to the system calls which operate on files
(e.g. open()ing it opens the file that it refers to, etc.)  I don't
believe that's the case with Windows shortcuts.

Macintosh "aliases" have the same problem. (And now with MacOS X, we
have both aliases *and* symlinks in the same system, just to add to
the confusion...)

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