Things you might not notice when using telnet as a client for your brand new protocol, but will annoy the hell out of anyone trying to write a proper client:

The client should be allowed to specify some (connection-local?) ID with each command it sends, and when the server replies with a result or error, it should include the id of the command it's replying to.

So that you know what the reply is for, if you've sent more than one command.

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