[TxMt] Re: Symlinks as Expandable Directories

Allan Odgaard mailinglist at textmate.org
Tue Feb 5 08:31:24 UTC 2013

On Feb 4, 2013, at 11:37 PM, Adam Sharp <adsharp at me.com> wrote:

> Can anyone shed light on the technical implications of allowing symlinks to be traversed in the file browser?

With the proper tradeoffs and infinite resources, few software problems are unsolvable.

Most issues are just tedious things, like dealing with path aliasing, or having to setup/maintain fs-events / SCM callbacks for more than the root folder, but for things like doing recursive expansion (option-clicking the triangle), something would clearly have to be done here to guard against cycles and figure out when to break them, if found.

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