[Haskell-cafe] Re: How does one get off haskell?

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 08:47:43 EDT 2010

Daniel Fischer <daniel.is.fischer at web.de> writes:

> On Friday 18 June 2010 12:31:26, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
>> Pete Chown <1 at 234.cx> writes:
>> > One thing I'm curious about is Haskell versus Python or Ruby.  Code in
>> > those languages is, IMO, prone to type related bugs because there is
>> > no compile-time checking.  On the other hand, I would expect the
>> > density' of the code to be similar to Haskell.  You can do a lot of
>> > the same things, although they support an OO programming style too.
>> Haven't you heard?  Enough unit tests give you almost the same security
>> as a good static type system at the expense of more code!
>> Uh, wait, why is that an advantage again? :p
> Duh, because it's much faster to develop in a dynamically typed language.
> Writing out all those type signatures costs time. Much more time than 
> writing a few dozen unit tests per function, right?

Of course!  And adding in documentation saying what kind of values are
expected is also just as trivial!

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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