PEP 3107 and stronger typing (note: probably a newbie question)

Eduardo "EdCrypt" O. Padoan eopadoan at altavix.com
Thu Jun 28 01:34:43 CEST 2007


On 6/27/07, Stephen R Laniel <steve at laniels.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 09:08:16AM +0200, Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:
> > You said ?
>
> I could link again to Mark-Jason Dominus, who writes that
> people often make the following inference:
>
> 1) C is strongly typed.
> 2) C's typing sucks.
> 3) Hence strong typing sucks.

AFAIK, Python type system is "stronger" than C. C is just *static* typed.

> But I won't.
>
> It doesn't need to be a religious war. Why can't people just
> say "When strong typing is done and used well, it's a
> useful tool; when it's not, it's not"?

True, why this need to be a religious war instead of everybody
agreeing with you? :P

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