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Joshua Juran
September 23, 2005 14:37
Re: loadlib and libraries with '.' in the name
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On Sep 23, 2005, at 3:47 AM, Leopold Toetsch wrote:

> On Sep 23, 2005, at 7:51, Ross McFarland wrote:
>> i was planning on playing around with gtk+ bindings and parrot and 
>> went about looking around for the work that had already been done and 
>> didn't turn anything up. if anyone knows where i can find it or who i 
>> should talk to i would appreciate that info as well.
> Google for "NCI gtk". There is also a weekly summary entry but the 
> shortcut seems to have expired.

I was wondering about that.  I Googled for "tinyurl considered harmful" 
and was surprised to find only one message, discussing the phishing 
risks.  I found no mention of the risk of outsourcing a bottleneck to a 
third party who has zero obligation or direct interest to continue 
providing the service.

 From <>:

> Do Metamark links expire?
> The Metamark urls expire after five years or two years after the last 
> usage - whichever comes later. However, if a link is never used, it 
> will expire after two years. This should mean that as long as a link 
> is on a public page, some search engine will visit it and keep it 
> alive.
> Of course, this is subject to change and is no promise but just my 
> intentions as of this writing. If you want guarantees you can make 
> your own service.

To be quite frank, I'm astonished the practice exists here in the first 
place.  In my opinion it goes directly against the spirit of the Web 
envisioned by Tim Berners-Lee.  A better practice would be to post long 
URL's within angled brackets.  And there's no reason you can't do both, 


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