Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2013 23:15 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "Programming languages are living phenomena: They're born, the lucky ones that don't die in infancy live sometimes long, fruitful lives, and then inevitably enter a period of decline. Unlike real life, the decline can last many, many years as the presence of large legacy codebases means practiced hands must tend the code for decades. The more popular the language once was, the longer this period of decline will be."
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RE[5]: Comment by RareBreed
by satsujinka on Wed 16th Jan 2013 06:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by RareBreed"
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If you'd like to be helpful, please point me to someone who prefers weak typing to strong typing. Then put that in context of everyone who prefers the reverse.

Please note that this is not a comment on the preference for dynamic or not. A dynamic language can still be weakly or strongly typed underneath (Python for instance is a strongly typed dynamic language.)

"We" in this case is in reference to the general populace of programmers.

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