Another weird CPP result

Neil Booth
Tue Jul 16 01:32:00 GMT 2002

Zack Weinberg wrote:-

> I just haven't gotten around to it.  It should get done for 3.3.  Does
> it need to be fixed for 3.1.1?  If so I'll bump it up the list.

I don't think so.  3.3 is fine.

> > I'm still not clear how this solves the problem in general, since
> > different paths can refer to the same file.  Under UNIX we can check
> > dev/inode pairs, but I'm not aware of a proper portable solution.
> You are imagining a situation where, for instance, the -M file and the
> normal output are hard or symbolic links to the same inode?  The user
> must have done that deliberately; I'm fine with saying that that's not
> supported.

I think I'm just confused, and the problem is not as hard as I think it


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