[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: another take on hackers and painters

On Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at 04:15  PM, mcguire@cs.utexas.edu wrote:
>> Ok, so I'm none too bright.  What exact freedoms do you get with 
>> dynamic
>> typing?  It seems like a type problem is going to result in a broken
>> program either way, so you still have to think about types and making
>> sure the right collection of stuff gets put in the right place.

People often claim that complex programs require static typing to work. 
I like to ask them if they consider the Web a complex program(as web 
request is basically a dynamic message send). The Web has bad links, 
but their cost is insignificant when weighed against the cost involved 
with avoiding this possibly. I think there may be a lesson there.

OSX freeware and shareware: http://www.dekorte.com/downloads.html