From: Yukihiro Matsumoto <matz / netlab.co.jp>

>     on 00/02/15, Pixel <pixel_ / mandrakesoft.com> writes:

> |stuff i want mainly is _compile-time_ checks.

> Hmm, I'm not sure this kind of type inference for totally dynamic
> language like Ruby would work.  In Ruby, even Fixnum#+ can be
> redefined, so that no type information can be used at compile time.
> It's much harder than Perl, which is partially static typed language.
>
> Yes, Perl is a statically typed language, except for references.  The
> only types in Perl are scalar, array, hash, and type glob. :-)

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Conrad