Eureka! (Re: Comments on Python Redesign)
John J. Lee
jjl at pobox.com
Mon Sep 8 23:52:49 CEST 2003
Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> writes:
> * The tinyurl website can become a bottleneck, preventing people from
> getting where they want to go. The tinyurl.com 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 tinyurl.com'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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