Strong Typing vs. Strong Testing

[Original Link] Bruce Eckel on why Python programs, even fairly substantial systems, can work so well despite it being such a weakly-typed language. Python has been my favourite language for about six or seven years now, though when I want a GUI I usually use the web, and hence usually write PHP code because it’s so tightly integrated with Apache. PHP, though, is just PERL with some of the more horrific parts taken out. Neither can ever achieve the elegance and readability of Python.

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