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Re: another take on hackers and painters
On Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at 04:15 PM, email@example.com wrote:
>> Ok, so I'm none too bright. What exact freedoms do you get with
>> 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.
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