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comment What Impact Do Scripting Languages Have on Junior Programmers?
Widely used languages don't, but that's not stopping you from boot-strapping your own type system onto a widely used one. I'm sure you've seen papers on things like type inference for dynamic languages.
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comment What Impact Do Scripting Languages Have on Junior Programmers?
I am pretty familiar with dynamic languages, as my day job is with Ruby on Rails. And yes, that is a major convention within the dynamic language community. In general, this is called 'duck typing'. In the research literature, they are called structural types, and there are some syntax conventions that can show you what a 'quackable type' looks like. Not only that, there are type systems which can recognize them, and verify that your program is treating the ducks with kindness.
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