PEP 526 - var annotations and the spirit of python

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Thu Jul 5 08:03:10 EDT 2018

On 05/07/18 11:26, Bart wrote:

> And at numerous other languages that are properly statically typed (Ada 
> being one of the most rigorous, while C++ is a nightmare).

I had to chuckle at that as friends of mine have had great fun rewriting 
Ada in C++ as it was just too damn slow.  This was after they'd 
converted the code from CORAL 66 as Ada was the new kid on the block in 
the defence industry world.

Then there was Ada and poor old ariane, didn't help too much there did 
it?  Still I'm fairly certain that the insurers wouldn't have batted an 
eyelid at the mere $356,000,000 payout.

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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