On Sun, 11 Dec 2011 19:34:07 -0500 Ned Batchelder firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Richard, I don't think I can provide you with a "why" for dynamic typing.
And this is the wrong place to ask. Dynamic typing and naming objects dates back to the precursors to LISP in the mid 50s. You should be asking the people who made that decision.
By the same token, have you asked anyone why C/Java/etc. have static typing and name locations? It's an equally valid question.