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Technical debt - was Re: datetime seems to be broken WRT timezones (even when you add them)

On 2/11/20 5:55 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> But you CAN rewrite code such that it reduces technical debt. You can
> refactor code to make it more logical. You can update things to use
> idioms that better express the concepts you're trying to represent
> (maybe because those idioms require syntactic features that didn't
> exist, or simply because you didn't know about them when you first
> wrote the code). Maybe you'll still have SOME debt, but that doesn't
> mean it's never reduced.
> Debt is not a binary state.

I agree with that. But your reply to my other comment didn't say that.
it said "it CAN be paid off" which is a binary thing.  Debt is paid off
(no longer existing) or it's not.  Debt can be paid down and reduced of