Yegge on Type Checking

, Jun 23, 2007


The next big phase is Type Checking. This is a group of zealous academics (and their groupies and/or grad students) who believe that they can write programs that are smart enough to figure out what your program is trying to do, and tell you when you’re wrong. They don’t think of themselves as AI people, though, oddly enough, because AI has (wisely) moved beyond deterministic approaches.