Language Niches (long)

Paul Boddie paul at
Mon Jul 30 06:41:21 EDT 2001

"Brian Quinlan" <brian at> wrote in message news:<mailman.996431755.22225.python-list at>...
> "Moore's law is slowly making type declarations irrelevant..." -- Paul
> Prescod
> Nice :-) I've got to remember that one.

Well, type declarations would probably have made the PEP 238
discussion much shorter, in that it would be easier to write a tool to
search for "all cases of the / operator where the operands are both
integers", and so on.

Moore's Law isn't the only force at work, and type declarations aren't
just optimisations to enhance performance. As you all know, of course.


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