"no variable or argument declarations are necessary."

Christophe chris.cavalaria at free.fr
Fri Oct 7 13:08:27 CEST 2005


Fredrik Lundh a écrit :
> "Christophe" wrote:
> 
> 
>>It's more of a "Nearly too late" type checking I would say. Not that I
>>complain but it would be great if there were also some automatic type
>>checking to catch a few errors as soon as possible.
> 
> 
> use assert as the soonest possible point.  implementing "type gates" is
> trivial, if you think you need them.

Still, it would be great if there were also some automatic type checking 
  in place. Using assert is hardly automatic and non intrusive.

I mean, why not ? Why does the compiler let me do that when you know 
perfectly that that code is incorrect :
def f():
      return "a" + 5

Of course the system can't be perfect but it doesn't need to be. It 
doesn't need to constrain us in any way but if it can detect some errors 
early, then it is worth it.



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