Passing symlinks to `importData()` in Splus?

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In Splus,
Code:
read.table(file="mysymlink.csv")
does just fine with symlinks for the `file` argument. On the other hand,
Code:
importData(file="mysymlink.csv")
breaks, giving the following message:

Code:
Warning: No variables in dataset.
NULL data frame with 0 rows
Q: How can I get `importData()` to accept symlinks?