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Comment Re:The VM is decent. The language sucks. (Score 1) 667

The more options are left open for runtime bugs, the more bugs will be in the final product.

Maybe if all else were equal, but it's not. I could argue that the time you save with a dynamic language leaves more time for debugging, and that the kinds of errors a type system helps with are generally the kind that show up early and are easy to fix.

Anyway, there's a reason I asked for evidence and not arguments. I've heard plenty of the latter already.

The more options there are for converting one value to another, the more bugs there will be in the final product. There is a lot of things that can go wrong during conversion.

I'm not sure how this is relevant to dynamic typing. Are you referring to weak typing?


Submission + - Bush and National Security (

Efialtis writes: "With all the controversy caused by earlier national security attempts by the Bush Administration, these next ones make me wonder just what will happen next? Loose more freedoms? Become something of a WWII era Germany?
Bush Tells Congress To Approve New Spy Law
"President Wants A Bill That Modernizes Ability To Eavesdrop On Foreigners", but if we are eavesdropping on foreigners, and those foreigners are communicating with citizens, then aren't we eavesdropping on citizens? Isn't this just a way around the problems with his previous plan; redirection away from the real issue?
Bush Signs Homeland Security Bill
To put it simply...this bill:
  • "Authorizes more than $4 billion for four years for rail, transit and bus security.
  • Requires the screening of all container ships in foreign ports within five years, but give the Homeland Security secretary authority to delay implementation.
  • Establishes a new electronic travel authorization system to improve security for visitors from countries participating in the visa waiver program.
  • Strengthens a board that oversees privacy and civil liberties issues.
  • Establishes a voluntary certification program to assess whether private entities comply with voluntary preparedness standards.
  • Requires the president and Congress to disclose total spending requested and approved for the intelligence community.
  • Provides civil immunity to those who, in good faith, report suspicious activities that threaten the safety and security of passengers on a transportation system or that could be an act of terrorism.
  • Requires the president to confirm that Pakistan is making progress combatting al Qaeda and Taliban elements within its boarders before the United States provides aid to the country."

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