Why does Dynamic Typing really matter?!?

Kaz Kylheku kaz at ashi.footprints.net
Thu Feb 6 18:52:28 CET 2003


"Daniel Dittmar" <daniel.dittmar at sap.com> wrote in message news:<b1thjl$phm$1 at news1.wdf.sap-ag.de>...
> XML: all data in an XML file or a DOM is of type string, but the schema may
> specify that it is really an integer.

This is an atrocious stupidity of XML, not an advantage of dynamic
typing.

If XML was designed by intelligent people, its data elements would be
properly typed, so the parser would put out strings, integers,
symbols, lists, vectors, complex numbers, floats, rationals, etc.




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