Adding static typing to Python

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Thu Feb 21 19:52:56 CET 2002


gbreed at cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:

> Okay, so we have a continuum and Perl isn't quite purely weak typing. 
> But
> I still don't see a trace of strong typing, by this definition, in C. 
> I
> can also find plenty of contradictory definitions ...

One can argue where to put the fenceposts.  Certainly you can circumvent
the type system in C more easily than you can in, say, Java.  But
certainly C is more strongly typed than Perl, in which objects don't
even have any intrinsic concept of type whatsoever.

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