[IronPython] Questions for FAQ or User Guide

Richard Monson-Haefel richard.mh at mac.com
Wed Apr 20 23:22:42 CEST 2005

Well, the way I see it (not that my opinion is all that important, but 
...) you should be able to use more explicit typing by declaring the 
System.Double [] type  if you desire, but IronPython should attempt to 
do the transformation if you choose not to (or neglect) to do so. That 
way you get both options. Very explicit type conversions or implicit 
conversions.  It becomes a matter of style.  The thing to remember, 
IMO, is that IronPython is a dynamic language and by nature dynamic 
language are loosely typed. If you require explicit typing, than you 
are breaking that model, in which case you might as well not use 
IronPython at all.

On Apr 20, 2005, at 3:49 PM, Keith J. Farmer wrote:

> But where should the line be drawn in favor of not throwing casting 
> errors?  I wouldn't want to use something that didn't know how to play 
> nice when it leaves its own little world.
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> That is a good suggestion. The initial look shows that it would be 
> quite
> possible to implement it. I'll give it a try.
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