Author phr
Recipients docs@python, gvanrossum, phr, rhettinger, veky
Date 2019-10-03.06:58:07
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I don't think we're going to accomplish anything continuing the eternal static-vs-dynamic debate, which in Python's case has already been resolved by adding optional static typing.  It's a done deal, and the issue here is just how to document it.  Erlang (via the Erlang Dialyzer), Clojure, and Racket have all been down a similar road and gained some value from it.

Haskell's Maybe type (its version of Option) works fine.  In Python the convention of returning None for a missing value is not great, but we are stuck with it and Option[whatever] is helpful.
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