[Python-Dev] [OT] Re: Is static typing still optional?
solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Dec 15 06:04:01 EST 2017
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On Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:56:28 +0000
Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 5:10 PM, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal <
> chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> > .
> > I see a couple of options:
> > 1a: Use a default type annotation, if one is not is supplied. typing.Any
> > would presumably make the most sense.
> > 1b: Use None if not type is supplied.
> > 2: Rework the code to not require annotations at all.
> > I think I'd prefer 1a, since it's easy.
> > 2) would be great :-)
> > I find this bit of “typing creep” makes me nervous— Typing should Never be
> > required!
> > +1
> > I understand that the intent here is that the user could ignore typing and
> > have it all still work. But I’d rather is was not still there under the
> > hood.
> > Just because standardized way to do something is included in core Python
> > doesn’t mean the standard library has to use it.
> > I trust my repetition of the point that the stdlib is an important
> learning resource isn't unduly harping on the subject. Python is in danger
> of becoming pretty arcane rather too rapidly for my own liking, though I
> confess to being mostly a consumer of Python.
> > However, typing is not currently imported by dataclasses.py.
> > And there you have an actual reason besides my uneasiness :-)
> > - CHB
> > hmm...
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