|Ignoring Type Differences firstname.lastname@example.org (Ken and Kristi LaPoint) (2001-07-17)|
|Re: Ignoring Type Differences email@example.com (Joachim Durchholz) (2001-07-18)|
|Re: Ignoring Type Differences firstname.lastname@example.org (2001-07-18)|
|From:||"Joachim Durchholz" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||18 Jul 2001 19:56:21 -0400|
|Posted-Date:||18 Jul 2001 19:56:21 EDT|
Ken and Kristi LaPoint <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Can anyone tell me when you might want the compiler to ignore type
> differences in an expression?
If the "compiler" isn't compiling but doing something else (say,
prettyprinting, extracting documentation à la Javadoc, extracting
interface information for inter-language bindings etc.).
Another setting would be if the code in question is never called, or if
it's expected to fail when called (such as during debugging, when
writing test stubs etc.). Typeless languages use this to their
advantage, as you can start to do testing before all type
inconsistencies have been sorted out.
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