Delphi-losophy – Jon Postel was a guy that wrote an early specification for the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), one of the core protocols of the Internet protocol suite. You use it every day to surf the web, send emails, etc. One of the guiding principles that he used when writing it was this: Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others. This idea is also call the Robustness Principle, and is sometimes rephrased as “Be conservative in what you send, be liberal in what you accept.” When applied to TCP, it means that the sender of data should be ...
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