does lack of type declarations make Python unsafe?

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.nospam at
Mon Jun 16 23:01:42 CEST 2003

Tim Rowe wrote:

> So if we're going to have meaningless
> polemic, let me try mine :-)
> "The choice between compile time testing and run-time testing is the
> choice between the programmer finding the bugs and the customer
> finding the bugs".

Oh, really ? So I guess that all software from a well-known editor from 
Richmond are written in a language that do not have 'compile-time testing' ?

Please be serious. If 'compile time testing' (well, the few tests a 
compiler can make) was enough to produce bug-free programs, we would all 
be programming in [please insert your favorite statically-type language 
name here].

Bruno Desthuilliers

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