Lambda (was: Refactoring in Tunes)
Wed, 19 Jan 2000 19:13:22 -0800
> From: Laurent Martelli [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Subject: Re: Lambda (was: Refactoring in Tunes)
> >>>>> "billy" == btanksley <email@example.com> writes:
> >> The main area of thought I think is needed is how do you create a
> >> good type system and genericity on top of the Joy basis.
> billy> A very good question. Static type safety errors are VERY
> billy> useful, even if they're not required for correctness. I'm
> billy> thinking that annotated stack comments would be useful here.
> I think we should have a program checker that could check properties
> of programs such as correctness.
I believe we had already determined that was part of Tunes :).
> But couldn't it use type infering, à la Caml ?
In order to use type annotations to produce error messages, type inference
is _essential_. The type annotations would simply allow the inference
engine to produce error messages which are more appropriate to the problem.
> Laurent Martelli