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Stumbled upon relative name resolution across symlinks

Greetings, All!

$ pwd

$ ls -ld bin ca-profile
lrwxrwxrwx 1 anrdaemon None  61 ноя  2 01:15 bin -> /home/anrdaemon/Documents/NIX/CA-tutorial/svn-working/scripts
-rwx--x--x 1 anrdaemon None 588 дек 24  2017 ca-profile

$ cat bin/../ca-profile
cat: bin/../ca-profile: No such file or directory

$ cat $( realpath -Le "bin/../ca-profile" )
# @version $Id: ca-profile 82 2014-02-08 05:24:12Z anrdaemon $

In simpler words, the bin directory is symlinked from elsewhere.
realpath -Le resolves correctly, but all other filesystem functions fail.

I vaguely recall that there was some discussion on the matter, but search
returns too many results, can't read them all.
My question, basically: is this expected way of things?
If so, I'd just workaround it. Sad but doable.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Friday, November 2, 2018 1:31:12

Sorry for my terrible english...
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