Python Strings

Jonadab the Unsightly One jonadab at bright.net
Tue Sep 19 13:43:18 CEST 2000


quinn at cruzeiro.ugcs.caltech.edu (Quinn Dunkan) wrote:

> weakly typed - typecasts (does this include automatic conversion like perl?)

I would consider conversion of "1" to 1 as different from
weak typing.  Weak typing can take "1" and treat it as
a number, but it won't likely be 1.  If it is, that's 
a coincidence.  Perl is simply doing implicitely what
other languages (even some strongly typed languages
like Pascal) can do explicitely.  

> In fact, C is the only language I know of that is weakly typed... 

There are others.  


- jonadab



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