Subject: Re: Static/Strong/Implicit Typing From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 26 Jan 2004 19:43:54 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <3284135034836318KL2065E@naggum.no> * Thomas F. Burdick | You forgot about load time. No. I'm trying very hard to prevent «static» from being redefined away from the accepted meaning in the computer science literature. Maybe it helps to admit to the ulterior motive -- I want to show that if you accept the standard meaning of «static» to mean /syntactic/ analysis, with as little (dynamic) semantics as possible, what you can determine may well be gratifying to the computer scientist who works hard on his thesis, but it is completely irrelevant in the real world, and in fact detrimental to every other kind of software quality. -- Erik Naggum | Oslo, Norway 2004-026 Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.