Borklog: One entry

16 May 2003

Bruce Eckel on Strong Typing vs Strong Testing, why systems built with weakly-typed languages (Pythong in this case) don't necessarily collapse under their own weight due to a lack of the strong-typing found in places like C++ and Java. Bruce has a link to brief essay by Robert C. Martin, Are dynamic languages going to repalce static languages?. The discussion board for Robert's essay has some interesting commentary from both sides of the aisle. I know that in my day-to-day use of Tcl and Objective-C that I really enjoy the extra level of freedom those langauges give me, and I don't really miss the strict discipline of strict type-checking.