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Re: Static typing is mostly a waste of time

by gjb (Vicar)
on Apr 12, 2005 at 09:09 UTC ( #446893=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Static typing is mostly a waste of time

Strong typing makes writing good development tools easier. Eclipse in combination with FindBugs or PMD gives one sensible feedback on errors related to casting. Providing similar support for a language like Perl would be much harder if not impossible.

Just my 2 cents, -gjb-


Comment on Re: Static typing is mostly a waste of time
Re^2: Static typing is mostly a waste of time
by itub (Priest) on Apr 12, 2005 at 14:10 UTC
    But the question is, are those kinds of tools needed for Perl? Different languages tend to lead to different kinds of bugs, and different methods and tools to solve them.
Re^2: Static typing is mostly a waste of time
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Apr 12, 2005 at 16:43 UTC
      Of course, you'll have to explain to us what the practial difference is between classes and types.

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