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Re: Next release (5.3)

On Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:06 +0200
Vincent Lefevre <vincent@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> But it does not say how ".." is resolved.

Yes, we should be clear it's the way zsh has done it with the default
option settings for directories in the past.


diff --git a/Doc/Zsh/expn.yo b/Doc/Zsh/expn.yo
index c5f3c00..eb90e8d 100644
--- a/Doc/Zsh/expn.yo
+++ b/Doc/Zsh/expn.yo
@@ -220,6 +220,13 @@ startitem()
 Turn a file name into an absolute path:  prepends the current directory,
 if necessary, and resolves any use of `tt(..)' and `tt(.)' in the path.
+The resolution takes in the same manner as when changing directories
+when neither of the options tt(CHASE_DOTS) or tt(CHASE_LINKS) is
+set, i.e. this is on the logical, not the physical, directory.
+For example, the components tt(before/here/../after) resolve
+to tt(before/after) regardless of any symbolic links that may
+occur when traversing the path.
 Note that the transformation takes place even if the file or any
 intervening directories do not exist.

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