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Software engineer, Crossfiter, traveler.


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comment Why do dynamic languages make it more difficult to maintain large codebases?
I'm the author of the Play Framework talk mentioned in the question. I was going to write a reply, but Eric Lippert's answer says it better than I could have, so I upvoted it instead and recommend everyone reads it. Also, remember that a "large codebase" can be "large" across multiple dimensions, including lines of code, how many people work on it simultaneously, and how long it has been around. All of these factors increase "code rot"; static typing is not a magic bullet, but rather one tool to decrease code rot.
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comment Why do dynamic languages make it more difficult to maintain large codebases?
I'm the author of the Play Framework talk mentioned in the question. I was going to write a reply, but Eric Lippert's answer below says it better than I could have, so I upvoted it instead and recommend everyone reads it.
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