Github user marmbrus commented on the issue:
    For streaming you already know what the global order is, because you know 
when you asked for A and B.  I agree that we should probably remove the 
comparable requirement from `Offset` in favor of just having equality.  At the 
time it was a useful safe guard, but its clearly causing more confusion than 
    Assuming `A` was retrieved before `B`, then it seems like you emit a 
warning that data was possibly missed from A (since it was deleted before we 
could get it) and you start a new batch on topic B from offsets 0-1.  Right?
    > Or do you actually think that stuff like option("assign", 
"topicA:1:1,topicA:2:2,topicB:3:3") makes it clear what the arguments are?
    We don't support assign.  When we do add that support, that is not super 
easy to follow, I don't feel strongly that its better or worse than JSON though 
if its unambiguous.
    Are there arguments that we do support that you think are confusing?

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