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Henry Luo wrote:
> We may want to look at the history of high level programming languages.
> The early languages like Fortran and Basic were not strong-typed. But as
> C come out to be strong-typed, people realize the benefits, it helps
> avoid mistakes in the code.
Bad analogy: it's becoming more and more obvious that dynamically typed
languages like Python are the wave of the future. C is statically but
weakly typed. I do think the analogy has some relevance, though I'm not
sure how much; but it actually suggests that we should avoid strong,
static typing in XML; not that we should add it.
Elliotte Rusty Harold firstname.lastname@example.org
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