Python is DOOMED! Again!

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Thu Jan 22 20:05:16 CET 2015

On 22/01/2015 18:41, random832 at wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2015, at 13:28, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> Evidence in completely the opposite direction if I'm reading this
>> correctly
>> "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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