Python vs .Net

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Fri Jan 10 15:25:45 CET 2003


Max Ischenko wrote:
> 
>  Peter Hansen wrote:
> 
> >> Sophisticated type system, like the Hindley-Milner (Haskell)
> >> could free you from extra typing still providing advantages of the static
> >> type checking.
> 
> > I haven't felt in any way hampered by the lack of those "advantages"
> > so far, and I strongly doubt Haskell would be as nice, for me, to code in
> > as Python, nor as readable.
> 
> I'd prefer Python over Haskell in 99 from 100 cases but this is irrelevant
> to the point. I just wanted to say that static type system _could_ provide
> actual advatages and there are decent languages which exploit this.

Ah, my apologies for misunderstanding.  When you said "Haskell could
free *you* [emphasis added] from extra typing" I thought you meant _me_.

Clearly you meant the indefinite "you" and were not trying to give me
any personal advice.  No problem...

-Peter




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