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Re: another take on hackers and painters

At 5:00 PM -0400 5/20/03, John Clements wrote:
>On Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at 04:15  PM, mcguire@cs.utexas.edu wrote:
>>>Clerical programmers [...] will not know what to do with the freedom
>>>given by things such as dynamic typing.
>>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.  The
>>only real advantages I can see are:
>Depends what you mean by "a type problem."  If I'm adding a number 
>and a string, that's definitely a "type problem,"

Is it? What's wrong with 1 + "3" producing 4?

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