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Alaric B. Snell wrote:
> I don't think so. Adding more restrictive typing doesn't change the data in
> the documents, it just makes automated processing easier. Instead of allowing
> a date field to contain "yesterday", "my birthday", "1/2/2002" (note the
> ambiguity; 1st feb or 2nd jan) and so on you restrict it to a specific date
> type written "YYYY-MM-DD", and the increased rigidity makes it possible to
> write code that can be shown to handle all the cases.
But...that's not at all stronger typing, it's stronger syntax.
> Yeah! ASCII, DNS, TCP/IP and all those other tightly defined binary protocols
> just need to be rewritten every year, don't they?
I think we'd have loved to get a chance to rewrite ASCII, only that proved
difficult to do too early.
Robin Berjon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Research Engineer, Expway
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