Jacques Derrida's 1988-89 seminar on "The Politics of Friendship" centers itself around a quotation attributed to Aristotle, found in Diogenes Laertius (V, 1, 21) and later quoted by Montaigne ("On Friendship", I, 28)
"O my friends, there is no friend."
Needless to say, Derrida spends much of the seminar working out the paradoxical implications of this statement.
However, he later proposes (p208 in the first edition) that there is an alternative reading possible, whereby the vocative omega that opens the passage is read as aspirated and thus becomes the dative of the pronoun; thus, "He who has friends can have no true friend" (which is the translation found in the Loeb edition).
My question: have any Aristotelian scholars weighed in on these alternate readings? Has anyone (other than Derrida, here) approached it from a philosophical standpoint (and not purely from a philological one)? The latter translation seems to correspond nicely to sentiments found in the Eudemian Ethics (1245b) and the Nichomachean Ethics (1171a), but the former is what is found in Montaigne (and translations thereof).