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Why are Sphinx forward messages not used in Lightning's onion packets?

It is useful to send some additional information with a payment in LN. For example, spontaneous payments in LND send a payment_preimage to the destination of a payment. LND uses a non-trivial EOB ...
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How do 'Sphinx' invoice-less payments on the Lightning Network work?

There was recently a WIP draft published to the lnd Github, for a 'Sphinx payment mode' for Lightning Network nodes. To quote Roasbeef from the Github PR: [this allows] the ability to send a ...
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