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   Re: [xml-dev] [ANN] Candle 0.8 - a new scripting language for XML

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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  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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