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We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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Randor 11-Feb-19 11:29
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Gary Wheeler wrote:
A command is always sent from the CT to the WS and a response is always sent from the WS to the CT. The term command and response no longer dictate the order that the messages are sent, that is, the WS may send a response first and the CT will respond by sending a command.


I think it's just the software engineer being stuck on the English language rather than focusing on the logical aspect of the documentation. Gratuitous network responses are very common in the networking world.

Gratuitous ARP Response

There are also gratuitous RIP and eBGP responses. Probably a dozen other network protocols supporting gratuitous response messages. That's all I can think of at the moment.

Best Wishes,
-David Delaune
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