Is Python type safe?

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Wed Mar 17 02:22:15 CET 2004


In article <c388ik$24slfg$1 at ID-169208.news.uni-berlin.de>,
 "Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de)" <wmwd2zz02 at sneakemail.com> wrote:

> Roy Smith wrote:
> > Neither C++ nor Python will let you add the integer 3 to the string 
> > "four",
> 
> Actually, C++ (and C) will:
> 
> cosc353% cat foo.c
> #include <stdio.h>
> main() {
>    const char *s = "four" + 3;
>    printf("%s\n", s);
> }
> cosc353% g++ foo.c -o foo
> cosc353% foo
> r

I can't believe I forgot about that!  Of course, if we're going to play 
those games, there's always:

Roy-Smiths-Computer:play$ cat sub.c
main ()
{
    printf ("%d\n", "eight" - "sixteen");
    exit (0);
}
Roy-Smiths-Computer:play$ ./sub
-8



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