re: The broken promise of static typing VIEW POST


I've used static and dynamic languages and I agree with the hypothesis that static languages, when used well, help you reduce the probability of bugs. In many cases, people write poor code. If you use a static language, like F# or Haskell, but use it like it is JavaScript or the old C, C++ it is normal that bugs will arise. Most programmers are "Primitive obsessed" which is a source for some bugs. Many like to cast all over the code too. Programming in a way which makes invalid states impossible to represent helps a lot and also saves you a lot of testing. Usually when I get a code to compile I have very few bugs and most of them are caused by a bad communication of the requirements.

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