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Re: bug 3.1.5 symlinks & cd

Typing away merrily, Bart Schaefer produced the immortal words:
> On Nov 13,  9:19pm, Phil Pennock wrote:
> } Using a stock zsh-3.1.5, there seems to be some problem with completion
> } using one interpretation of a directory tree with symlinks, and cd using
> } another.
> This isn't new.  It behaves the same way in 3.0.5.  `setopt chaselinks'
> will make the effect go away.

Yes, but:
       CHASE_LINKS (-w)
              Resolve symbolic links to their  true  values  when
              changing directory.

The 'effect' only goes away insofar as this avoids the problem by never
having a symbolic-link as part of PWD.

If you want to have the 'real' view of a layout, fine.  But forcing this
option just to get a consistent interpretation of the FS dodges the fact
that two different parts of the shell are taking differing approaches to
symbolic-links pointing to directories.  Completion ignores the symbolic
aspect of PWD, such that a ../ always uses the underlying 'true' layout,
whilst cd handles the symbolic links.  This is a conflict that's
entirely due to two parts of zsh doing things very differently.

$0.01 (discounted 50% -- as Bart says, it can be worked around, but it
       shouldn't have to be.)
-Phil 'my paragraphs naturally right-align' Pennock

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