What is Expressiveness in a Computer Language

Darren New dnew at san.rr.com
Tue Jun 20 20:19:40 CEST 2006


Chris Uppal wrote:
> Personally, I would be quite happy to go there -- I dislike the idea that a
> value has a specific inherent type.

Interestingly, Ada defines a type as a collection of values. It works 
quite well, when one consistantly applies the definition. For example, 
it makes very clear the difference between a value of (type T) and a 
value of (type T or one of its subtypes).

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