Friday, February 12, 2010

Eich's Law

Found this gem in a C++ comment while digging in the SpiderMonkey codebase:
After much testing, it's clear that Postel's advice to protocol designers ("be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send") invites a natural-law repercussion for JS as "protocol":

"If you are liberal in what you accept, others will utterly fail to be conservative in what they send."
The comment is unsigned, but it sounds like Brendan.

6 comments:

Aqualon said...

See bug 310993 :)

kbrosnan said...

Good eye, Bonsai says yes.

Felix Pleșoianu said...

Case in point: HTML tag soup. Enjoy your parsing.

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