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

From: Joe Marshall (jmarshall at alum.mit.edu)
Date: Thu May 31 17:42:44 EDT 2007

On 5/31/07, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> And yes, safety is basic. It's universal and shallow but it is a
> threshold that a language should pass in this day and age. The
> concept is 40+ years old and it is an embarrassment that a huge chunk
> of computing infrastructure was intentionally build atop an unsafe
> language.

Yeah, well, it is intentionally built atop unsafe hardware.

Making the hardware safe isn't hard, and it has far less of a
performance impact than making the software safe.


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