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Discussion on: Which contentious opinions in programming actually matter?

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Ricardo Bánffy

Typing also acts as a form of documentation. You know a certain function expects arguments of certain types and returns values that we expect to have a certain behavior.

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Thorsten Hirsch

I totally agree about the benefits of static typing. But I'm pretty sure that "static typing advocates" also know how their IDE benefits from static typing. It's actually their foremost argument.