Do there exist studies done on the effectiveness of statically vs dynamically typed languages? In particular: Measurements of programmer productivity Defect Rate Also including the effects of ...
We have all seen integer, floating point, string, and the occasional decimal type. What are some of the most strange or unique or useful types you have encountered, useful or not?
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?
I have read some articles about Dynamic typed languages and Static typed languages. They said dynamic typed languages are more expressive than statically typed. But they didn't show that using a code ...
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 ...
Is the introduction of the new lambda notation (see e.g. this article) in Java 8 going to require some kind of type inference? If so, how will the new type system impact the Java language as a whole? ...
One mandatory course I took in uni was about functional and logical programming languages (Haskell and Prolog). It was mildly interesting, and most I talked to showed even less interest to the course ...