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comment What functionality does dynamic typing allow?
@Justin984 I'm not really interested in discussing semantics, but according to good profiling practices, I consider "small advantage" = "unimportant". As for whether trading those two things is worth it, I consider compile time checks to be hugely distracting the way they're implemented in Java/C# (for the record, I prefer the way C works). The real problems with code are always somewhere else. Trusting the compiler to fully understand your code is crazy.
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revised What functionality does dynamic typing allow?
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comment What functionality does dynamic typing allow?
@MattFenwick You could've just said so. Anyway... I said "dynamic typing wins" not "impossible in static typing" - as it was noted in another answer, nothing is impossible. This is more related to something being natural to a language. Best tools for the job etc. That said, I'll try to find some time to add more examples. As for being rude - I don't see how it's rude to say things as they are. Also, there is no bias towards static typing; I didn't mention the good things about it because it's not what the question was about. For the record, I regularly use both kinds of languages myself.
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comment What functionality does dynamic typing allow?
@MattFenwick No, it isn't. Need I remind you that the question was "Can someone provide me with a real world example where dynamic typing allows me to do something I can't do with static typing?"? The only problem I could notice here that I was too busy to provide examples for the other cases I mentioned.
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answered What functionality does dynamic typing allow?