does lack of type declarations make Python unsafe?

John J. Lee jjl at
Wed Jun 18 18:00:20 CEST 2003

Steven Taschuk <staschuk at> writes:

> Quoth John J. Lee:
>   [...]
> > I agree with this.  I don't know what all the fuss is about with the
> > interactive prompt.  I certainly do use it, quite frequently, but
> > Maybe only me and David make lots of mistakes at the interactive
> > prompt ;-)
> I'm a big fan of the interactive prompt, but certainly not for
> coding -- I too make too many mistakes for that to be practical,
> and I prefer my text editor anyway.

Of course!!

> But I find it greatly eases
> debugging and one-off data munging tasks.

That's what I was referring to, and I assume David too.  If any
function or class is more than say 5 lines, I use emacs.  It's still
convenient, but can be replaced quite easily with a good IDE, I think.


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