Python for large projects

Piet van Oostrum piet at
Tue Mar 23 16:20:23 CET 2004

>>>>> Jacek Generowicz <jacek.generowicz at> (JG) wrote:

JG> I feel honour-bound to point out that citing static typing (explicit
JG> static typing, in particular) as a means of creating more correct
JG> programs, to be one of the greatest contemporary myths of software
JG> engineering.

JG> Static typing makes it easier for compilers to produce more efficient
JG> code. That is the only advantage that static typing offers. 

JG> I am of the opinion that (explicit) static typing contributes to the
JG> bugginess of programs.

I would like to know if there is scientific evidence (rather than
feelings/opinions) about the pro or con of this statement.
Piet van Oostrum <piet at>
Private email: P.van.Oostrum at

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