Python evolution: Unease

Dave Brueck dave at pythonapocrypha.com
Tue Jan 4 20:09:21 CET 2005


Istvan Albert wrote:
> Doug Holton wrote:
> 
>> application is so important that I expect Python 3000 will have
>> optional type declarations integrated into the argument list."
> 
> 
> I think that *optional* part of the "optional type declaration"
> is a myth.
> 
> It may be optional in the sense that the language will
> accept missing declarations but as soon as the feature
> is available it will become "mandatory" to use it
> (peer pressure, workplace practices).

That's my fear - type declarations could become one of the most abused language 
features because they'd get used too often.

-Dave



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