[LAU] OT: 2 minute intro to type systems (was C or C++?)

Chris Cannam cannam at all-day-breakfast.com
Fri Oct 15 09:52:04 UTC 2010

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 10:38 AM, R. Mattes <rm at mh-freiburg.de> wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:20:45 +0100, Chris Cannam wrote
>> How about Perl?
> Pretty much at the same location that Python and Ruby.

Well, you can do things like

$x = 1;
$y = "2";
$z = $x + $y;

where the result is the number 3.

But yes, I guess that's a consequence of implicit conversion rather
than lack of type information.


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