Is changing the type of a variable partway through a procedure in a dynamically typed language bad style?
In Python (and occasionally PHP) where variables do not have fixed types, I'll frequently perform 'type transformations' on a variable part-way through my code's logic. I'm not (necessarily) talking ...
The question came up in a discussion at StackOverflow. Is there a clean distinction between the two concepts cast and convert (concerning the type of an object), or are these two words describing ...
This came up in a discussion with a friend, and I found myself hard-pressed to think up an any good arguments. What benefits do weak typing confer?
PHP, as most of us know, has weak typing. For those who don't, PHP.net says: PHP does not require (or support) explicit type definition in variable declaration; a variable's type is determined ...