Jeff King <> writes:

> Deleting across symlinks inside the repo can be brushed aside with "eh,
> well, it is just another way to mention the same name in the
> filesystem". But deleting anything outside of the repo seems actively
> wrong.

Yup, you finally caught up ;-) IIRC, such an outside repository
target was the case people realized that "git add" shouldn't see
across symlinks.

> Hmm. I think you have convinced me (or perhaps I have convinced myself)
> that we should generally not be crossing symlink boundaries in
> translating names between the filesystem and index. I still don't want
> to work on it, though. :)

That is OK.  Just let's not etch a wrong behaviour in stone with
that test.
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