Mike Kupfer writes:
>>>>> "ST" == Stephen J Turnbull
ST> What do we return on (native) Windows?
Of course, it's not just Windows where this is an issue. Any filesystem
that doesn't support symbolic links on Unix--like the vfat filesystem on
my USB stick--will result in an error, too.
Of course. It's been pointed out on Emacs-Devel that any platform
that supports Tramp also supports all behaviors of this function,
since it will be determined by the remote host's capability.
ST> What should we do? There needs to be a sensible idiom for
ST> whether this kind of platform-dependency function works without
ST> memorizing them all.
Is there an established idiom for handling other platform dependencies
(e.g., operations that only work on a window system or on a particular
Well, in the window system cases we often have a family of x-, msw-,
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