Is the FSLINT program approach of replacing duplicates files with links robust?

Suppose file there are 10 copies of file my-foo in various directories. Then after running Fslint there are 9 links that point to one copy of file my-foo.

What happens if for some reason that source file, to which the 9 links point to, is erased.

Do I then loose all 10 copies of file my-foo ?

The reason i had so many copies in the first place is that my-foo is an important file I use often

Consider hard instead of soft links - discussion here …
[ discussion here ]
(http://askubuntu.com/questions/108771/what-is-the-difference-between-a-hard-link-and-a-symbolic-link)

Thank You Photohonds ! for pointing to the discussion on the difference between hard and soft links, and the concept of the inode data structure. I had been wondering about inodes for some time.