Flying With Python (Strong versus Weak Typing)

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) me at privacy.net
Fri Mar 14 04:42:02 CET 2003


A. Lloyd Flanagan wrote:
> You're undoubtedly right.  Still, I now think the notion of type
> should be 'an object which supports these operations', not 'an object
> that inherits from this object (or objects)'.

True, but that's a somewhat different issue. You could
still have a parametric type system based around that
notion of type, I think. Maybe.

What I was trying to say is, if you think that static
typing is a good thing at all, it's possible to make
it parametric in a sane way (as opposed to the C++ way.:-)

-- 
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg





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