Flying With Python (Strong versus Weak Typing) [actually, Static vs Dynamic typing]

Alexander Schmolck a.schmolck at
Wed Mar 12 00:46:20 CET 2003

"Chermside, Michael" <mchermside at> writes:

> > > Btw. my pet-peeve in Java is the lack of Ada-like generics, so that in order to
> > > avoid casting like hell as you did above, you have to implement your own
> > > iterator class for each time.
> > 
> > Then you'll be happy to hear they now fixed that (upcoming jdk has generics, I
> > think).
> I don't think that java gets to count features which are much discussed
> (and even prototyped) but not yet released. Of course I hold Python to
> the same standard.

I posted this purely for informational purposes, not to make a point (I don't
even consider using java).


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