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- Subject: Re: ducktyping
- From: Miles Bader <miles@...>
- Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:29:28 +0900
"James Dennett" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Some (all?) books on Ruby have sectioins devoted to Duck Typing. I think the
>> Ruby users coined the term first.
> suggests otherwise: "Amazingly, the term 'duck typing' (that some
> think it's a Ruby peculiar feature) was probably used for the first
> time by Alex Martelli when speaking about Python typing system.
It's quite important that we narrow down who was responsible for this
stupid name (describing a venerable concept).
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utterance of truth and common sense.