Typing system vs. Java

Courageous jkraska1 at san.rr.com
Sat Aug 4 19:03:05 CEST 2001


>Since I can write more powerful programs in smaller, more readable 
>chunks, I think I write less buggy code. If we have to reduce the 
>simplicity/expressiveness of the language in order to add type-checking, 
>then I think the tradeoff is not worth it.

I emphatically agree. Syntactic type declaration is considerably out of
place with Python.

Although I was thinking about about something which might be useful.
What if Python were to support a type consistency check on containers?

>>> mylist = [1,2,"alpha"]!
Type Consistency Error:
>>>

Note the exclamation point.

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