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Re: Changes to source guidelines

On Mon, 11 Apr 1994 imurdock@gnu.ai.mit.edu wrote:
> * [Hard vs. symbolic links in the manual page directories...]
> Please do not create hard links in the manual page directories; use
> symbolic links instead.
> [ I had this completely backwards; I meant the other way around.
> Sorry. :) ]

Why???? The only real benefit of symbolic links is that they can be used 
between files on different file systems. Will the really be any systems 
with files in the same directory on different file systems? So-called 
hard links can be smaller and quicker, and they *never* point off into 
empty file space, so why not use them?

Charlie Brady * (W) charlieb@tplrd.tpl.oz.au * (H) charlieb@budge.apana.org.au
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