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

On 2/11/20 6:15 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> 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.

Yup I just came to that conclusion while typing a reply to your other
post!  My apologies.