[openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website] Idempotency for API 0.6 (#2201)

Tom Hughes notifications at github.com
Thu Apr 18 09:25:43 UTC 2019

Sorry, I just find it really hard to express how weird this whole thing seems to me.

Maybe it's just me but ut really has the feel of a duct-tape-and-baling-wire solution - it's one of things where it's hard to explain but it's one of things where my engineer sense just kind of goes "urgh" on me. What is sometimes called a "code smell" or what I often like to think of as code aesthetics where something just feels wrong and you know deep down that there has to be a better way.

I think I've been clear from the start that I think the asynchronous API is the correct solution, though to be fair that is also going to need to store queued requests and responses somehow and I don't really have a clear picture of how that would work.

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