Python is DOOMED! Again!

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Mon Jan 26 16:01:24 CET 2015


On Thu, Jan 22, 2015, at 23:23, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Rick Johnson wrote:
> 
> > The solution is move the type
> > hinting syntax completely out of the source file and into
> > another file -- think of it as a "Python Type Hinting Header
> > File".
> 
> The 1970s called, they want their bad ideas back.
> 
> I can do no better than to quote from the Go FAQs:
> 
>     Dependency management is a big part of software development 
>     today but the “header files” of languages in the C tradition 
>     are antithetical to clean dependency analysis—and fast 
>     compilation.

This is more along the lines of a lint library than a header file
(header files in the 1970s didn't even actually include function
signature information) - which did not even participate in compilation
at all.



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