[Python-ideas] The case against static type checking, in detail (long)

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Apr 27 03:47:26 CEST 2007

On 4/26/07, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Tony Lownds wrote:
> > Thats like saying stairs should not have rails because thinking about
> > where
> > to put your hand gets in the way of thinking about where to put your
> > feet!
> Instead of rails, Python stairs have bouncy cushions
> along the sides and at the bottom to catch you gently
> if you happen to fall, rather than burden you with
> having to hold on every time you use the stairs,
> even though on most occasions you don't fall.
> Also it provides a lot more escalators.

But beware of the rotating knives!

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