Optional Strong Typing

Jeremy Martin jmar777 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 23 10:59:04 PDT 2013

> var foo:String;

That's already a compile-time error (as opposed to runtime.... not sure if
that's what you meant by the interpreter throwing an error).

On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 1:56 PM, J B <port25 at gmail.com> wrote:

> And just to be clear, I'm not asking for run-time type checking or
> coercion; I'm simply asking that the interpreter not to thrown an error
> when it encounters something like this: var foo:String;
> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM, J B <port25 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For one, I wouldn't describe strong typing as a "pet feature". Two, no,
>> as far as I know, most of those languages in that list don't offer macros
>> or lots of parentheses; and, if they did, then, yeah, maybe it does say
>> something.
>> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM, Domenic Denicola <
>> domenic at domenicdenicola.com> wrote:
>>> In general ECMAScript lacks lots of features. You may well ask why it
>>> doesn't have any other pet feature, and you can often point to
>>> compile-to-JS languages that add those. This doesn't imply that the feature
>>> should be added to the language.
>>> Here, let me try:
>>> ---
>>> I'm aware of LispyScript, as well as all of these:
>>> https://github.com/jashkenas/coffee-script/wiki/List-of-languages-that-compile-to-JS
>>> .
>>> But those languages appear to have been created precisely because
>>> ECMAScript lacks features like lots of parentheses or macros. How many of
>>> those languages offer lots of parentheses? I count quite a few... Doesn't
>>> that say something?
>>> ---
>>> The existence of a feature in other languages does not imply it should
>>> be added to ECMAScript. You'll have to justify better than that why you
>>> think strong typing would be valuable to a language that has historically
>>> rejected it. (I'll wait for one of the old timers to chime in about the ES4
>>> days here.)
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