[MERGE] mv accepts paths containing symlinks #66964

John Arbash Meinel john at arbash-meinel.com
Fri Oct 27 16:20:58 BST 2006

Aaron Bentley wrote:


>>> It may be that we just need to recognize the duality of some paths. And
>>> keep 2 strings for each path that we access. One which is the path as
>>> the user gave it to us, and the other is some sort of 'absolute' path.
>>> And I think we might just reach the conclusion that it isn't worth the
>>> effort.
> I think it would make the code a lot harder to work with.

I completely agree. Unless we create Path objects which have the
join/split/dirname/basename, etc stuff. So you wouldn't have to worry
about it quite as much.


> Are you okay with merging my fix for #66964, with the function renamed
> to 'dereference_path'?
> Aaron

Sure. Get that baby in there.


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