Why does Dynamic Typing really matter?!?

Simon Burton simonb at webone.com.au
Thu Feb 6 15:01:20 CET 2003


On Thu, 06 Feb 2003 02:57:21 +0000, Jason Smith wrote:

> Hi All
> 
> I'm doing some research into language constructs, particularly dynamic
> typing.  What I'm looking for are examples in dynamically typed
> languages that clearly illustrate the benefits that dynamic typing
> give to a solution to a problem.  I'm aware that dynamic typing
> provides the following,
> 

???

> 
> But what I want need is an solution to a problem that would not be
> possible to replicate in a statically typed language...
> 
> Can anyone pt me in the right direction or provide a small example?
> 
> Thanks
> Jason.


It's not just about end results; dynamic typing allows
the developer to move code across types during prototyping and
rapid development. These advantages won't show up from looking
at (only) examples.

Simon Burton.





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