[OT] Perl woes and types
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
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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