What is Expressiveness in a Computer Language

Marshall marshall.spight at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 18:55:59 CEST 2006


Marshall wrote:
>
> In this simple example,
> the static case is better, but this is not free, and the cost
> of the static case is evident elsewhere, but maybe not
> illuminated by this example.

Ugh, please forgive my ham-fisted use of the word "better."
Let me try again:

In this simple example, the static case is provides you with
a guarantee of type safety, but this is not free, and the
cost of the static case may be evident elsewhere, even
if not illuminated by this example.


Marshall




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