Dynamic languages are the future

Yariv Sadan <>
Tue Aug 29 21:54:10 CEST 2006


On 8/29/06, James Hague <> wrote:
> On 8/29/06, David Hopwood <> wrote:
> >
> > Maybe the "next generation", but not the generation after that. My impression
> > is that there are few purely dynamically typed languages being designed any
> > more. Type inference has won the argument. It will just take a while for this
> > to filter through to the mainstream, as it always does.
>
> I disagree.  Type inference simply prevents you from having to
> manually specify many types.  Indeed, the Erlang compiler already does
> this where it can.  It doesn't magically solve problems like coming up
> with a static type system that can handle dynamically reloading
> modules in live system (without full recompilation) and messages
> between processes.
>

+1

If static typing  were added to Erlang, (type inference included)
Smerl and ErlyDB would be toast :)

Yariv



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