And how dynamically disadvantaged is Perl, really?

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2005

These are my Perl-specific responses to Tim Bray’s Ruby-inspired thoughts on some advantages of static typing, as opposed to my general responses.

First, I want to mention that even Perl 5, the most grimly resistent language when it comes to reasoning about a given piece of source code, has people working on machine processing and looking to build smarter IDEs.

Secondly, I want to point out that Perl 6 has:

In light of these facts, how much is left of the points Tim argues?