Flying With Python (Strong versus Weak Typing)

Cameron Laird claird at
Tue Mar 11 13:24:30 CET 2003

In article <hkiba.49303$zo2.1483266 at>,
Alex Martelli  <aleax at> wrote:
>Static typing makes it easier for the compiler to generate fast
>code, and (depending also on other issues) may slightly enhance
>programmer productivity by catching a small percentage of errors
>a bit earlier than testing would catch them -- that's all.  It has
At the cost, of course, of what are likely to be
*larger* cuts in programmer productivity through
the overspecification static typing so often in-

Cameron Laird <Cameron at>

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