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Re: Next release (5.3)

On Jul 5, 12:48pm, Peter Stephenson wrote:
} Subject: Re: Next release (5.3)
} > > (1) Daniel's suggested change to :A [care to offer an opinion?]
} Thinking out loud, don't take any notice...
} It would be possible to add a different letter for this.  However, I
} think you're still faced with asking what the user actually expects
} from the paths they use, which comes back to the option settings.

That's actually sort of the point -- the option settings are to have
CHASE_DOTS unset by default, but :A behaves as if CHASE_DOTS is set,
so it's actually inverted from what the options indicate the user is

Sure, we could add another modifier [maybe :L mneme "ls -L"?  Except
confusion with :l and with (L) which has always been an oddball] but
then you have the seemingly unnecessary case that :a:L is :A and that
:L:a may mean something entirely different.

Having written that, though, it would seem that if :L might still
leave ".." in the path (? is that what happens when the symlink is
itself ".."-relative?) then maybe :L is actually needed and even the
proposed change to the :A default is inadequate for all cases.

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