more on weak typing..
roy at panix.com
Mon Sep 23 03:08:23 CEST 2002
"Lance" <lbrannma at cablespeed.com> wrote:
> So Python is both dynamically typed (because it doesn't use explicit
> datatype declarations) and strongly typed (because once a variable has a
> datatype, it actually matters).
A favorite interview question of mine is to ask the applicant to
classify a whole bunch of attributes as more likely to belong to a
compiled language, an interpreted language, or neither. I'm not so much
interested in the actual answers as I am to see that the applicant knows
what I'm talking about.
One of those attributes is "strongly typed". I once had somebody tell
me that compiled languages are strongly typed because they support
longer variable names (i.e. it takes more keystrokes to type in the
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