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    I don’t really get the lens this article is looking through. Types are an abstraction, and with all abstractions, they are always just an approximation which might be unsuitable in certain contexts.

    In the future great new ideas from the untyped realm will be adopted faster by the typed realm

    Why do you think this would happen? The transition from XML-RPC to JSON-REST went in the opposite direction, and this is IMHO an business trend that continues to persist.

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      Why do you think this would happen?

      My thinking that as standard iterations move from a committee process to more of a pull request model you’d see a faster release speed. So if someone (or some bot) were to come up with a new type—say the recognition of a new kind of gene—that discovery could rapidly be integrated into the global type taxonomy.