System.FilePath propsal

Ketil Malde ketil+haskell at
Fri Oct 29 09:07:46 EDT 2004

diatchki at writes:

> /home/diatchki
>>ln -s /usr/local test
>>cd test/..

> Now if test was not a link, this does nothing and I should still
> be in my home directory. However since 'test' is a link, I actually end
> up in /usr.

On Linux, there's no such difference, the example leaves me in my home
directory.  I believe Solaris has the behaviour you describe.

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