Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Because Unanswered Problems Are Always Hard

Quote: "If you can have both -- short code and static typing -- then more power to you. I just haven't seen it myself."

Take a look at Haskell (http://haskell.org/). Automatic static typing, with very concise, but yet very readable syntax. And you get to eliminate all the bugs associated with side-effects (like state and specifying order of evaluation).

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