Self-Admitted Technical Debt · It Will Never Work in Theory

The word "FIXME" appears 18 times in the source code of a small open source project I contribute to, and almost exactly the same number of times in the much larger code base I help develop in my job. Is that just a coincidence, or does it mean that I'm comfortable with a fixed amount of technical debt in any project regardless of size? Alternatively, does the lower density of…

This story appeared on, 2023-03-16.
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