Python is DOOMED! Again!

Rick Johnson rantingrickjohnson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 21:44:33 CET 2015


On Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:28:47 PM UTC-6, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> Evidence in completely the opposite direction if I'm
> reading this correctly [snip link]
> 
> "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.

So if the purpose is "static analysis", what is the
justification for injecting new syntax into function sigs?
I'm not *TOTALLY* against the idea of "type hints", but i am
*TOTALLY* against their proposed location.



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