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To make it more obvious: what if concurrently someone inserts Enter on line 3? Executing "line 9 […] insert <Enter>" must not be done on line 9.

Worse, divergence is often invisible! Proof of convergence is hard!

More generally, the problem of client-side sync is a hard one, whatever the product: the client has a partial view of the data, and its UI must not show contradictory information. You want your online video game to extrapolate positions to avoid lag. You want your bank account page to have the balance match that after the list of transactions listed below. As we move away from webpage-based navigation (aka "reload everything on every operation") to PWAs, authors get more complex requirements.




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