Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:27 UTC
Java "Although the .NET vs. Java war is basically over for control of the Windows desktop, where .NET is sure to become the managed language of choice for new Windows desktop applications, there is a new battle brewing. That battle is for the Linux desktop. Now that Java has been open sourced under the GPL, even the most strict of the 'free software only' distributions can start bundling it and integrating it into their Linux distributions out of the box."
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RE[6]: Only Two Choices?
by ma_d on Sun 11th Mar 2007 00:36 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Only Two Choices?"
ma_d
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Static type checking is a minor general form of testing. By giving it up you're simply adding one more test onto your unit test requirements... I see no reason to rewrite this over and over when general algorithms have been _mathematically proven_.

You admit you're going to test the typing anyway so why not just have the compiler do it?

As I pointed out before, Python has a similar tool: PyChecker. You might try reading posts before you spout off self-righteously as if we told you your favorite language was bad, which I don't think anyone has.
Python is one of my favorite languages, I use it quite often. And not just on tiny problems.

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