[Python-Dev] In-Python virtualisation and packaging

Brian Curtin brian.curtin at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 15:47:57 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 08:42, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> 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.

I don't think we have any stdlib support for junctions, although we could
certainly add it. In 3.2 we added symlink support for files and directories,
which as you say is a Vista and beyond feature.
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