[plt-scheme] Why do folks implement *dynamically* typed languages?

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com (hendrik at topoi.pooq.com)
Date: Thu May 31 06:51:56 EDT 2007

On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 08:49:38PM -0400, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
> On May 30, 2007, at 8:22 PM, hendrik at topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> >There's no
> >reason not to have a type that describes a variable that can have any
> >value whatsoever, together with run-time type information, together  
> >with
> >the suite of operations you need to make it useful.  The thing to know
> >is that an _int_ value many be a very different thing from an _any_
> >value that happens to be an integer.
> Do you mean type Dynamic? -- Matthias

I suppose it could be called that.  DO you know languages that actually 
do this?

-- hendrik

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