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Thu Apr 21 12:13:06 EDT 2011

On 21/04/2011 15:14, Westley Martínez wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 05:19:29PM +1000, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 5:10 PM, Algis Kabaila<akabaila at pcug.org.au>  wrote:
>>> False: Python IS strongly typed, without doubt (though the
>>> variables are not explicitly declared.)
>> Strongly duck-typed though. If I create a class that has all the right
>> members, it can simultaneously be a file, an iterable, a database, and
>> probably even a web browser if it feels like it. Is that strong typing
>> or not?
>> Chris Angelico
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> It's strong typing.  Python does not implicitly convert types.  Weak typing is
> when I can do 1 + "1" and get 2.

It could be argued that it does implicit convert for some numeric
types, eg int to float when needed.

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