Is Python type safe?
peter at engcorp.com
Tue Mar 16 21:29:20 CET 2004
Roy Smith wrote:
> Neither C++ nor Python will let you add the integer 3 to the string
> "four", but use different mechanisms to prevent it. Oddly enough, Java
> (in a perl-like, but admittedly convenient, stab at automagic
> polymorphism) will let you add them. No clue what C# does.
It's been a while since I Java-ed, but doesn't it "append" them, as in
convert the integer to a string and then join the two strings, rather
than "add" them (which I take to mean "calculate the sum of")?
(That's probably what you meant, but I'm just checking. I'd be
surprised to find that Java actually performed the string-to-value
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