Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Static typing belly laughs

A good start to today on the homour front.

Martin Fowler's report on OOPSLA contains these gems:
This one I put in the typecasting-is-a-bug-not-a-feature category

    Dynamic types are stronger than static types, as they don't flee the field at runtime. --Brian Foote

and this one in the safety-needs-to-be-tested-not-intuited category

    Static types give me the same feeling of safety as the announcement that my seat cushion can be used as a floatation device.
--Don Roberts

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