RFC: Reparse Point/NT Symlink Support [3]

Martin Storsjö martin at martin.st
Tue Aug 31 06:16:49 CDT 2021

On Sat, 28 Aug 2021, Alexandre Julliard wrote:

> I would first question the assumption that these have to be actual,
> resolvable symlinks. What if they weren't?

I guess one drawback is interoperability with cases where you run commands 
in a mixed wine/native environment, i.e. mostly operate directly on the 
filesystem with native tools, but run some subcommands that are use wine 
for executing foreign binaries. (I e.g. have setups for using MSVC in this 

I don't have a concrete case where such tools would need to create 
symlinks though, just raising it as a potential use case.

(With the current patchset, with the extra bits encoded in the symlink 
path, they do look quite weird, but if they resolve and work as regular 
symlinks, that's always a plus.)

// Martin

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