Subject: Re: Static/Strong/Implicit Typing
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 26 Jan 2004 19:43:54 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* 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.