Eureka! (Re: Comments on Python Redesign)

John J. Lee jjl at
Mon Sep 8 23:52:49 CEST 2003

Skip Montanaro <skip at> writes:
> * The tinyurl website can become a bottleneck, preventing people from
>   getting where they want to go.  The website seems to be fairly
>   unreachable for me at the moment, though this is the first time I've seen
>   this, and it appears to be a problem more with Northwestern's connection
>   to the net than's.

Apparently not: I can't reach it either.

> * There's no guarantee tiny urls will remain unique or even available for
>   long periods of time.  Their current practice of using four lower-case
>   letters suggests they have space for about 450,000 unique URLs before
>   extending to a fifth letter.

Good practice to give both URLs, I suppose -- easier to cut-n-paste
the tinyurl, but the original one has a better chance of still working


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