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How much redundancy/robustness should complex software implement?

The focus of this question: Some software performs "extra work" in order to increase the chance of a "eventually successful/satisfactory" outcome, despite one or more internal errors in the software, ...
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How to deal with necessary workarounds in software?

Even with detailed specifications for exchanging data between computer programs, chances are that data generated by older versions of programs do not conform 100% to the specification, or that they ...