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Re: another take on hackers and painters
I am more or less convinced: in practice, currently, dynamically
typed languages are probably more, well, dynamic (I started to write
"powerful" or perhaps "flexible"; I'm still not sure which I really
mean). It's certainly a trade-off, and I'll continue using ocaml for
the 90% of things that I don't think need that flexibility, since I like
having something catch my typos (and thinkos). And, I'll be keeping my
eyes open for things that can best be expressed with it.
I admit I have a problem with statments about how X "gives more freedom"
or "lets you do things quicker" without a clear idea of how exactly X
does those mystical things. Thanks for the help.