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Re: another take on hackers and painters

Steve Dekorte <steve@dekorte.com> writes:
> 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.

That users have grown far too used to broken software? :-)

Sorry, I couldn't resist; this analogy just begs for that sort of

-Jan-Willem Maessen