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does not compute
RobbieGM3043dI've never seen single-letter API endpoints.
RobbieGM3043dMaybe they want to keep URLs short so they look nicer when shared. Like Reddit's r/* and u/*
I think you are right. It is actually for url shortening.
I actually found out that even though there is no url character limit in theory most popular browser in older times don't support long url. Therefore you have to make a short url.
Link to reference
It is interesting to find that in the answer of SO (link above) some feature such as CDN and bookmark don't work on long url.
molaram308143dWhen you have a fat app with lots of routes and traffic those bytes turn into gigs of traffic and logs
If you saw that @fb it kinda makes sense, but if you see it in some shitheads startup code it may be overengineering