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On Jan 17, 2010, at 10:08 AM, Rob Kendrick wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 10:06:05 -0800
> Mark Hamburg <> wrote:
>>> If you can't know before runtime, than this suggests that the
>>> editors you refer to run it to find out.  Or guess.
>>> Either option terrifies me.  
>> I'd be reasonably certain that they guess. Why does this terrify you?
> Because such errors caused by bad guesses are trickier to detect in
> dynamic languages.

I'm not so sure. If the result of a bad guess is "this object didn't understand this message", that's arguably easier to detect than sending the wrong message that it did understand.