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> > if there's anything to learn from programming languages, it's clear
> > that it should *never* be enforced, and *never* be made necessary.
> Au contraire ... with programming languages typing should _always_ be
> enforced and _always_ be necessary. If that causes you grief, then
> you're probably using the wrong language.
I'm having a touch of trouble clearly following this argument. A simple test,
if you please: Python doesn't enforce typing. Do you say it's the wrong
language? Or do you mean that one is only using the wrong language if it does
happen to support data typing, and this fact causes grief?
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