@mdhughes You seem to be conflating two things. Having a type system doesnt automatically prevent null references. I mean, some languages may work like that, and that would be great. But to take Java, for example, since it’s he one I know best: checking for
null values is depressingly the norm.
That said, I find the idea of setting a variable without specifying — or maybe even knowing — its type, to be... worrying, let’s say.
@adiabatic I'm a C, not a C++, how does
any resolve method dispatch? Or do you just have a giant if typeof/cast tree after pulling something out? somelist.pop().quack() plus or minus some null checking works in dynamic langs…
@adiabatic That is truly hideous, just what I'd imagined C++ "dynamics" to look like! I dislike Haskell but it is very pretty handcuffs at least.
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