Re: Is 'Make Link' a 'FAIL' awaiting a bug-fix?
The fact that the bug was fixed for Nautilus 3.4.x and is tagged as major means that we might actually see it percolate to future Ubuntu maintenance updates.
I don't know what the fix means either. Since it's a Nautilus fix, it won't affect how text editors behave. Maybe it reads the link and passes the target filename as the argument for opening a file? That would make it behave very much like a launcher. Some may like it, some may not. We shall see.
husband@wife$ make sandwich
husband@wife$ sudo make sandwich