On Apr 13, 2021, at 14:55, Luciano Ramalho email@example.com wrote:
Hugh was unfortunate in presenting the problem, but I agree that we should commit all the way to supporting type hints, and that means bundling a type checker as part of the standard library and distribution.
I wouldn’t necessarily be opposed to bundling a type checker with the interpreter/stdlib, but I think there are some issues with it. Just off the top of my head (there are undoubtedly many more issues to resolve):
* Which type checker would we adopt or adapt, if any? * Which parts of the typing system require more frequent release cycles? * Is there a core technology that could be put in the stdlib and still allow experimentation? * Would the type checker authors become core developers? * Do the same feature release / deprecation policies apply?
I would still be opposed to requiring type hinting in Python.