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Re: dual-language systems increase modularity

On Nov 16, 2003, at 4:39 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
> I will add one comment to what Matthias wrote.  Many people in the
> lightweight community seem to have a certain antipathy to type
> systems.  I would class them into a few off-the-cuff categories:
> - Never programmed in a typed language.
> - Can't stand the type annotations.
> - Believe the idea of constraint (which is fundamental to a type
>   system) is evil, especially during prototyping.
> - Have a deep understanding of types of all sorts, but aren't
>   comfortable with them for reasons that'll take an hour to explain.

I would add:

- dynamic typing makes available a whole new level of more powerful
and flexible programming techniques

"Statically typed languages are like American sports cars.
They go fast, but only in a straight line"