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Re: dynamic vs. static typing

Saw this statement by Robin Milner, and it reminded me of the LL1 

> [...] type structures could have avoided a lot of the Year 2000 
> problem. We know that nothing serious went wrong, but in the two or 
> three years before that people didn't know that it wasn't going to go 
> wrong. If they had used types, which had been around for two decades, 
> they would have been able to know that certain things couldn't go 
> wrong. The theories were around, which would help people to know that 
> certain things couldn't happen, barring physical accidents or bad 
> implementations of course. We are used to the idea that theories can 
> sit around and not be used. We just have to accept it.

from:  http://nick.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~martinb/interviews/milner/
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