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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 12:32 PM Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 2/11/20 6:15 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 12:13 PM Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> 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.
>

My apologies also :) It was one of those weird situations where I was
all "oh come on, he doesn't SERIOUSLY think that you never get rid of
any tech debt?" and you were all "oh come on, he doesn't SERIOUSLY
think that you can get rid of all of it", and we just both had no idea
:)

ChrisA