does lack of type declarations make Python unsafe?

Steven Taschuk staschuk at
Tue Jun 17 05:06:55 CEST 2003

Quoth Marek "Baczek" Baczyñski:
> Your argument is good in theory, but IME such things are extremly rare to 
> happen in real life. Searching for a lost colon also takes a lot of time 
> *and* tends to happen more often.

Searching for a lost colon does take a lot of time, and a lot of
people don't appreciate that.  A friend of a friend of mine lost
his colon a couple years ago -- usual story, went out for a night
on the town, woke up in a bathtub full of ice, colon missing --
and he's *still* looking for it.

Steven Taschuk                          staschuk at
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