Python from Wise Guy's Viewpoint
Stephen J. Bevan
stephen at dino.dnsalias.com
Tue Oct 28 05:54:36 CET 2003
Pascal Costanza <costanza at web.de> writes:
> Fergus Henderson wrote:
> >> Dynamic typing works better with XP than static typing because with
> >> dynamic typing you can write unit tests without having the need to
> >> immediately write appropriate target code.
> > That one seems to have been pretty thoroughly debunked by other
> > responses
> > in this thread. A static type system won't stop you writing unit tests.
> > And if you want to actually run the unit tests, then you are going to
> > need appropriate target code, regardless of whether the system is
> > statically or dynamically typed.
> Not if I only want to check whether the first ten tests work, and
> don't care about the remaining ones.
Perhaps I'm just a low tech kind of guy but if I just want to run the
first ten then I comment out the rest. Even without a fancy IDE that
only take a few key presses.
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