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To Each His Own Typing

Mark Mzyk | March 12, 2008

Karsten Wagner lays out some important definitions about typing that you should know, even if only so you don’t get confused while reading the dynamic vs. static typing wars.

He then expounds on why he prefers static typing in a second post.

Ultimately, I don’t agree with his preference for static typing, or even most of the arguments he makes.  But he does make one point that I can agree with.

It’s about personal preference. 

Dynamic vs Static.  Does it really matter that much?

Whatever you like best, that is likely the system you are going to be most productive with.  It could also be phrased as familiarity breeds productivity.

There likely is no one best way.  That’s why there are choices.  Make your choice and be productive.  Someday in the future, we’ll wonder why we argued so much about the tools, when it’s the people that make all the difference.