On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 14:39:08 +0900, Michael Campbell wrote:
> The exact opposite might be said from someone with a largely
> dynamic typing background. "What I think is that so many people
> have [used] static typing for so long that it's hard to admit that
> perhaps there's a benefit to [not relying on it]. Apparently there
> is too much invested in static typing to compromise."
> 
> That doesn't sound to me too far off the mark either.

What's interesting is that I haven't opposed the idea of type
introspection on methods -- I've advocated it for certain classes of
applications. I haven't even really opposed contract assurance
(e.g., Design by Contract). 

I *have* opposed type checking that does neither.

-austin
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austin ziegler    * austin / halostatue.ca * Toronto, ON, Canada
software designer * pragmatic programmer * 2003.11.20
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