is used for

  • Hyperlinks (web sites, HTML emails, ...)
  • Soft links and hard links on filesystems
  • Library linking

Someone probably even used it for the web browser...

Therefore it is not useful in its current form (one could even say it is ambiguous) and should be cleaned up or burninated.


  • Cleanse with fire!
    – HaydnWVN
    Aug 14, 2012 at 16:21
  • Hear, hear -- I have run into this ambiguity five times in the past 24h.
    – fish2000
    Aug 19, 2012 at 19:03
  • [links] is back with 100+ questions. It needs to be reburninated!
    – Excellll
    Mar 25, 2015 at 22:55

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Agreed, it is now burninated.

tag burninated

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