Slightly OT: static typing

Vlad Dumitrescu vlad_dumitrescu@REDACTED
Tue Oct 21 08:20:58 CEST 2003

From: "Michael Hobbs"
> Has anyone else read "Objects Have Failed" by Richard P. Gabriel?


I read it, and loved it. My interpretation of the part about static typing is
that it condemns any practice that relies on static typing alone. For a language
like Erlang, there is already a lot being done to ensure runtime safety - adding
static typing would only be a bonus. We can do without, and Erlang won't become
C or Pascal just by adding typing.

But that's only my opinion. Regards,

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