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   RE: [xml-dev] Strong versus (weak|runtime) typing

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I'm impressed by the fact that neither the interviewer nor the
interviewer seem to be able to tell the difference between strong vs.
weak typing and static vs. dynamic typing. It is especially amusing to
see someone claim that Smalltalk is "weakly typed". 

As for what this argument has to do with the XML arguments on strong vs.
weak typing I'd assumed it was obvious. The people who process XML with
strongly typed languages (e.g. Java & C# folks) are all about strongly
typed XML while those who process it with weakly typed languages (Perl &
Python folks) are for weak typing in XML. Or at least that has been the
case in the XML-DEV discussions I've seen. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean McGrath [mailto:sean.mcgrath@propylon.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 11:20 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] Strong versus (weak|runtime) typing

An interesting interview with the great man himself, Guido van Rossum,
creator of Python. http://www.artima.com/intv/strongweak.html

Is the strong/weak/runtime typing argument over XML any different from
that debate in programming languages.

I dunno.



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