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Re: in defense of types
Date: 29 May 2002 17:29:58 -0000
From: Paul Graham <email@example.com>
I'm not saying the military is mistaken here. There are
places where restrictions are good-- particularly when you
don't trust individual people not to screw up. So requiring
type declarations or other assertions (e.g. all the
boilerplate that seems to be required in Java) could be
a good idea in some big company where the programmers
are guys who walked in off the street after Learning Java
in 21 Days.
I don't trust *myself* not to screw up. Indeed, I make programming
mistakes frequently enough that I appreciate static assertion checks.