Re: Project Gutenberg's Roget's Thesaurus
Thu, 15 Apr 1993 09:46:52 +0200

>Yes, and in addition, it means that choosing an appropriate URL is up to
>some client heuristics. However, it does have the merit of not
>requiring a round-trip conversation with the name service, which is
>important to us. I think the suggestion of having some kind of
>meta-URL, which could be interpreted locally, would also merit more
>thought. Some sort of macrology like imake uses (ugh :-). This would
>solve some of the problems of a static list, without necessarily
>requiring name service round trips.

Why is avoiding a name server roundtrip important to you? There's one
anyway in links of this type (the hostnames that it links to). I
wouldn't think these roundtrips were very expensive? (I never relly
notice delays around here.)

--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <>