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

On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 12:13 PM Michael Torrie <torriem at> wrote:
> 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
> course.

Ahh, that might be a regional difference then, because around here,
it's possible to pay off some of a debt. That would be why we were
talking past each other.