It got to be said, though, that statically typed languages have one big advantage over dynamically typed ones - their GUIs can provide much better auto-completion. This was mentioned on c.l.py recently, but I'm not sure that I agree with Martin's view that this can be fixed. Imagine that you'd entered this:
def myFunction(anArgument): anArgument.
At this point, which methods can your IDE suggest? Pretty much none at all, I'd say.
Not, I hasten to add, that I think that this advantage of static typing overrides the advantages that dynamic typing can give you - see Bruce's post for that side of the story, expressed rather better that I ever could hope to do.Posted to Python by Simon Brunning at May 08, 2003 01:13 PM