Functional programming

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Tue Mar 4 15:05:44 CET 2014

On 04/03/2014 13:30, BartC wrote:
> But declaring variables is not just about specifying a type; it registers
> the name too so that misspelled names can be picked up very early rather
> than at runtime (and that's if you're lucky).

I've said before that this, to me, is one of the major downsides of 
dynamic typing.  Once a statically typed language has been compiled the 
programmer can head down to the pub.  The programmer using dynamically 
typed languages has to hang around doing long, boring, tedious testing. 
  Unless they're using an IDE like Pydev and have Pylint turned on so it 
picks up errors as they type, in which case they can also head down to 
the pub.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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