Carmack about static analysis

H. S. Teoh hsteoh at
Fri Feb 10 10:24:03 PST 2012

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:19:11AM -0800, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 2/10/2012 3:10 AM, deadalnix wrote:
> >Typeless is great when sketching some piece of code, but you'll way more problem
> >at the end.
> I've heard people say that typeless is just as good, because you
> load them up with unit tests that verify the types. To me, this
> doesn't seem like any advantage. I'd rather have the language
> automatically check things for me, rather than worrying about having
> complete unit test coverage, let alone the bother of writing them.

Though if it were D, it'd be so easy to write unittests that this
wouldn't be a problem. But then D is strongly-typed anyway. :)


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