December 23, 2004
Static Typing in Python
Guido (all hail the BDFL) is talking about adding static typing to Python.
Frankly, I'm not convinced. But then, what do I know. I would have thought that decorators (introduced in Python 2.4) would have been sufficient for this. I must admit that on the odd occasion when I've thought that this would be useful I've never found that my code needs the checking. Where inputs are variable, for instance where they are user entered, I've always found that checking the input values is sufficient. But then that's probably just me.
Posted by Andy Todd at December 23, 2004 08:28 PM