Optional Static Typing - Haskell?

Donn Cave donn at drizzle.com
Fri Dec 24 18:22:19 CET 2004


Quoth aleaxit at yahoo.com (Alex Martelli):
...
| Haskell's a great language, but beware: its static typing is NOT
| optional -- it's rigorous.  It can INFER types for you (just like, say,
| boo), that's a different issue.  It also allows bounded genericity at
| compile time (like, say, C++'s templates without the hassles), and
| that's yet another (typeclasses are a great mechanism, btw).

He didn't dwell much on it, but there was some mention of type
inference, kind of as though that could be taken for granted.
I guess this would necessarily be much more limited in scope
than what Haskell et al. do.

	Donn Cave, donn at drizzle.com


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