Alan Kay's static typing sytem quote...
blake at kingdomrpg.com
Tue Nov 6 22:57:27 UTC 2007
Thanks, but no, it was much more concise. Something like, "I have nothing
against them but I've never encountered one that wasn't more trouble than
it was worth"?
On Tue, 06 Nov 2007 14:39:44 -0800, Glenn Ehrlich
<glenn.ehrlich at gd-ais.com> wrote:
> Blake <blake <at> kingdomrpg.com> writes:
>> Hey, all,
>> I'm trying to find Alan Kay's static typing system quote ("more trouble
>> than they're worth"?) somewhere on the 'net so I can link to it for an
>> Does anyone remember what it was, exactly?
> Are you thinking of his ACM Queue interview:
> Where he says this:
> "Some people are completely religious about type systems and as a
> I love the idea of type systems, but nobody has ever come up with one
> that has
> enough scope. If you combine Simula and Lisp—Lisp didn’t have data
> it had instances of objects—you would have a dynamic type system that
> would give
> you the range of expression you need."
> Glenn Ehrlich
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