rossberg at google.com
Thu Sep 15 08:59:51 PDT 2011
On 13 September 2011 21:32, Wes Garland <wes at page.ca> wrote:
> When I write shell programs, and JS programs, I keep an extra terminal
> window open to a spare shell or a JS REPL. I try stuff. Stuff that works, I
> copy into my program. Then I run my program - which happens quickly,
> because the compiler is super-fast and the program is a contained entity
> which probably runs in a dynamically configured environment.
REPLs and quasi-instant compile turn-arounds are indeed great
features, but by no means exclusive to untyped languages, and never
have been. It just happens that the typed languages dominating the
mainstream suck badly in this area.
More information about the es-discuss