Python is DOOMED! Again!

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Thu Jan 29 09:49:50 CET 2015

On 29/01/2015 08:23, Mario Figueiredo wrote:
> In article <mailman.18229.1422469034.18130.python-list at>,
> breamoreboy at says...
>> C and C++ are weakly and statically typed languages.  Python is a
>> strongly and dynamically typed language.  Therefore anything following
>> based on the above paragraph alone is wrong.
> Indeed. I confused strongly/weakly with static. I feel a a bit
> embarrased by it. My apologies.

Accepted, from me anyhow. Please remember the only person who never 
makes a mistake never does anything :)

> But no. Nothing that follows from that paragraph is wrong, just because
> of that mistake.

I should have emphasied the word *alone*, sorry about that.

> It still stands that list was artifically created to make it look like
> type annotations on top of executable code is a feature of nearly every
> language in the book. When it is not!
> Most particularly when it comes to statically typed languages, wich
> Steven didn't feel guilty of including there.

I don't know enough about most other languages to comment, I'll leave 
that to the various gurus.

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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