Optional Static Typing

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 24 09:51:15 CET 2004


John Roth <newsgroups at jhrothjr.com> wrote:
   ...
> question: static typing is an answer. What's the question?
> (That's a paraphrase.)
> 
> The answer that everyone seems to give is that it
> prevents errors and clarifies the program.
   ...
> Most of the kinds of error that static typing is supposed
> to catch simply don't persist for more than a minute when
> you do test driven development.

...which is exactly the point of the famous post by Robert ("Uncle Bob")
Martin on another artima blog,
http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=4639 .


Alex



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