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Forget razors and blades, APIs are the new gotcha

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Re: Speiling. You're doing it wrong if your API...

You're doing it wrong if your standard doesn't specify that the implementation MUST give an error when the input is wrong. If the standard doesn't specify that then different implementation of the standard won't, in practice, be compatible because they will treat ill-formed input differently and some applications will end up accidentally relying on ill-formed input being treated in a particular way.

The above is vaguely relevant, I think, because there's not much wrong with paying for API calls if there are competing implementations of the API, and those competing implementations are compatible, in practice, not just in theory.

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