Symbolic links

Matt Mackall mpm at
Mon Jan 10 10:55:30 CST 2011

On Mon, 2011-01-10 at 05:36 -0800, qewr wrote:
> > We still don't know if windows is involved at all. 
> My system - Linux, and sym.links visible only on my computer, other people
> must see them as regular files.

In Mercurial, if you check in a symlink, you get a matching symlink when
you check it out. This is what most people understand "supporting
symlinks" to mean.

What you seem to be asking for is the behavior you might expect from a
tool that had never heard of symlinks. And I'm afraid that rules out
basically all modern version control systems. 

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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