[Python-Dev] In-Python virtualisation and packaging

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jun 13 15:42:06 CEST 2011

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan <at> gmail.com> writes:

> You should be able to use symlinks even on Windows these days
> (although granted they won't on portable media that uses a non-symlink
> friendly filesystem, regardless of OS).

Plus I'm not sure Windows XP supports true symlinks - I think you have to make
do with "junctions" a.k.a. "reparse points" which are more shambolic than
symbolic ;-) I know symlinks are available on Vista, Windows Server 2008 and
later, but XP is still very common.


Vinay Sajip

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