Mail Archives: djgpp-workers/1999/08/31/02:47:14
On Mon, 30 Aug 1999 pavenis AT lanet DOT lv wrote:
> one may need to invoke non-DJGPP application from DJGPP one.
> As results symlinks will work in one but not in another one
> (example of non-DJGPP application is command.com)
It's true in general, although rare in practice. Specifically,
COMMAND.COM is almost *never* called, unless the application requests
Perhaps `__spawnve' (or one of its subroutines) could copy the file(s)
that are symlinks, if the program it is about to launch is a non-DJGPP
one? That would require checking all the command-line arguments and
all the inherited file handles.
The copy-file simulation of symlinks doesn't have this problem, btw.
> If we are going to support only part of functionality we have for
> example in Linux, then something will still stay broken and
> we'll still may have problems when running things that commes
> from Unix.
I don't think I understand this. Can you please elaborate?
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