dynamic typing questions

Daniel Klein danielk at aracnet.com
Sun Dec 21 05:51:23 CET 2003


If you believe that dynamic typing is a mistake then I have a bridge
in London to sell you. ;-)

Daniel Klein


On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 07:03:39 -0800 (PST), Jason Tesser
<tesserfamily at yahoo.com> wrote:

>I work for at a college where I am one of 2 full-time
>developers and we are looking to program a new
>software package fro the campus. This is a huge
>project as it will include everything from
>registration to
>business office.  We are considering useing Java or
>Python.  I for one don't like Java because I feel the
>GUI is clunky.  I also think that we could produce
>quality programs faster in Python.  
>
>The other programmer here is very concerned about
>dynamic typing though in Python.  He feels like this
>would be too much of a hinderance on us and too easy
>for us to make a mistake and not catch it until
>runtime making debugging harder.  
>
>OK what are your guys thoughts here?  How have you all
>overcome the lack of static typing?  Is Python a 
>bad decision here?   By the way we will be using
>Postgres in the back if that matters to anyone. 





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