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Technical Debt

This page describes areas of Mercurial that most need refactoring and why.

1. What is technical debt?

Technical debt is the cost incurred by writing hard-to-maintain code. It is effectively developer time that is owed to the future.

2. Most wanted list

Several areas have accumulated substantial debt to the point that they are now very challenging to extend or bugfix:

3. Danger list

Several areas are in danger of becoming troublespots:

4. Tools for refactoring

The most successful refactorings introduce natural high-level abstractions that simplify complex code. For instance:


TechnicalDebt (last edited 2013-08-27 19:26:55 by WagnerBruna)