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I'm reading this article explaining the node_modules structure of pnpm.
https://pnpm.js.org/en/symlinked-node-modules-structure
It states next to the bolded text avoid circular symlinks that dependencies of packages are placed in the same folder in which the dependent packages are.

I get the next sentence it doesn't matter which node_modules folder dependencies are in since node will continue to look one level up for a node_modules folder, but I don't get how circular symlinks are avoided.

So how does this avoid circular symlinks?

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