[OT] Perl woes and types

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Wed Jan 28 16:05:21 GMT 2009

On 28 Jan 2009, at 15:27, Ovid wrote:
> The problem with "strongly" and "weakly" typed is that different  
> people define them differently and they don't have much meaning in  
> type systems.  It's static typing and dynamic typing which is  
> important.

Wikipedia says that weakly- versus strongly-typed indicates how  
readily the language coerces between types. I'm not sure one can get  
much weaker than Perl on that front.

> I *think* what you're describing as "strongly typed" is "a variable  
> can hold different types, but that operators change their behavior  
> at runtime:

That's just polymorphism, no?

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