[Python-ideas] Adding "Typed" collections/iterators to Python

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 15:04:02 CET 2011


On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 9:16 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> I think that weak and strong typing aren't dichotomies, but extremes in a
> continuum. Most languages include elements of both weak and strong typing,
> particularly coercion of ints to floats.
>
> Chris Smith's influential article "What To Know Before Debating Type
> Systems" goes further, suggesting that weak and strong typing are
> meaningless terms. I don't go that far, but you should read his article:

Yeah, I'd only ever encountered weak/strong under the meanings I gave,
but the Wikipedia article Terry linked was eye-opening (and does
indeed suggest that if you're going to use weak/strong as terms, it's
necessary to define them in situ).

Cheers,
Nick.

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