Python vs .Net

Max Ischenko max at malva.com.uaREMOVE.IT
Thu Jan 9 15:51:08 CET 2003


 Peter Hansen wrote:

>> Static
>> typing is just another tool to help the development process, and even if
>> proper testing reduces the advantages of static typing by 50 or 75%,
>> I'll still take whatever extra advantages I can get when I write code.

> Not to beat a dead horse, but what if the advantages were reduced by,
> say, 98%.  Given the loss in productivity involved with all those extra
> keystrokes for the static typing information for the compiler, you 
> might reach a point where it is *less* effective overall to have the
> static typing in place.  :-)

> That is how I feel, at any rate, having spent many many years writing
> code with static type checking available (C, C++, Delphi and Java).


Sophisticated type system, like the Hindley-Milner (Haskell)
could free you from extra typing still providing advantages of the static
type checking.

-- 
Do not underestimate the value of print statements for debugging.
Don't have aesthetic convulsions when using them, either.




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