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Re: [tlug] "Go Considered Harmful"

On Wed, 2 Sep 2020 at 11:47, Curt J. Sampson <> wrote:
On 2020-09-02 09:13 +0200 (Wed), Josh Glover wrote:

> I'm really not convinced by this argument. Strong type systems look great
> on paper, but I personally haven't seen that they make my code better or
> safer.

I have personally seen this, though; a good type system makes code not only
better and safer but easier to write and shorter.

Personally for you, though. That's what I'm trying to say. I've done Haskell, ML, and Scala, but I still prefer Clojure. Other people I know have done Clojure but find that strongly typed languages work better for them. I don't find arguments either way especially compelling in light of the people I've worked with. I've seen people work really effectively with either. For me, trying to write code without a REPL feels like I have one hand tied behind my back. You, on the other hand, sound like you really appreciate what a strong type system brings you. Cool.

I'm just sick of the arguments about which is better.


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