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  1. what’s frightening is that programmers actually look at this and start writing code for re-requesting missing records. I can image such a scenario in a few cases, but in general the DB should not send missing blocks, this would mean that the client has to be able to detect missing blocks. Why is the server sending this?

    1. Author

      Well, as stated in the post you should choose wisely whether you are dropping or blocking. In general, these dropping use cases are great when it’s more important to have a recent piece of information than having them all (e.g. video streaming, stock values, the last state of an entity, etc.). If programmers find themselves writing code to requesting missing blocks, this allow-drops reactive style is definitely not the right solution for that problem.

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