[Baypiggies] Type checking - argument for it being bad practice?

Charles Merriam charles.merriam at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 18:09:20 CEST 2010

At the risk of diving into the religious debate, I'll add my thoughts:

1.  Type checking trades off catches programming errors at the cost of
programmer time.  Specific circumstances affect the answer, such has
how many different programmers will use a module.

2.  There are other trade offs related to type checking.  For example,
using the prefix "r" in front of raw input strings provides an
equivalent trade-off without using the internal type system.

As with any trade-off, it is safe to answer "it depends".

Charles Merriam

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