Python is DOOMED! Again!

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jan 22 20:05:16 CET 2015


On 22/01/2015 18:41, random832 at fastmail.us wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2015, at 13:28, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> Evidence in completely the opposite direction if I'm reading this
>> correctly https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0484/#usage-patterns
>>
>> "The main use case of type hinting is static analysis using an external
>> tool without executing the analyzed program. Existing tools used for
>> that purpose like pyflakes [pyflakes] or pylint [pylint] might be
>> extended to support type checking. New tools, like mypy's mypy -S mode,
>> can be adopted specifically for this purpose.
>
> How is that the opposite direction? It's a short jump from there to
> "pylint [or whatever tool] will consider a lack of type hinting to be
> something to warn for" and "managers/customers will consider this
> warning to mean your program has failed and is unacceptable".
>

You've snipped the other two paragraphs of the quote that I gave thus 
completely altering the context.  If they're too stupid to know the 
meaning of the word "hint" that's their problem.

-- 
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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