Re: stat() and its consequences (was: Re: Strange behavior while copying files)
On Sun, Aug 12, 2001 at 10:50:56PM +0200, Niels M?ller wrote:
> As an example, say that I have a translator installed as /dev/foo, and
> when started, it also wants to translate some related node /dev/bar.
> In this case, I think it is inappropriate for the translator to refer
> to the other node as "/dev/bar", it would be better for it to refer to
> the node with the relative filename "bar", and rely on it being
> started with a sensible cwd. That way, I can install the translator at
> "/somewhere/else", and have it automatically create the related node
> under "/somewhere/bar", without interfering with the first tranlator's
> nodes /dev/foo and /dev/bar.
I think that's a good idea, exactly as symlinks. But that's just a
convention, so all we have to do is enforce it. There is no need to
modify any code.
> PPS: Why are you addressing mail to Niels@walfield.org,
> M@walfield.org, rather than to firstname.lastname@example.org?
I had the same problem. I think they second letter of your last name
is messing up our email clients.