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Re: dual-language systems increase modularity
On Nov 16, 2003, at 4:39 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
> I will add one comment to what Matthias wrote. Many people in the
> lightweight community seem to have a certain antipathy to type
> systems. I would class them into a few off-the-cuff categories:
> - Never programmed in a typed language.
> - Can't stand the type annotations.
> - Believe the idea of constraint (which is fundamental to a type
> system) is evil, especially during prototyping.
> - Have a deep understanding of types of all sorts, but aren't
> comfortable with them for reasons that'll take an hour to explain.
I would add:
- dynamic typing makes available a whole new level of more powerful
and flexible programming techniques
"Statically typed languages are like American sports cars.
They go fast, but only in a straight line"