Type hinting helps but alas I’m stuck on Python 2.x, so it’s not so pervasive. I’m certainly not convinced that coding Rust is any slower than coding Python - I think for coding in the large Rust easily wins.
There’s a Python 2.7 compatible flavor that uses comments, but I agree it’s not as nice to use. And you’re right that many third party libraries unfortunately don’t use it yet. PyCharm can infer the types often, but only about 60% of the time for un-type hinted code.
Python 3 flavor: def embezzle(self, account: str, funds: int = 1000000, *fake_receipts: str) -> None: """Embezzle funds from account using fake receipts.""" <code goes here>
is equivalent to the following Python 2.7:
def embezzle(self, account, funds=1000000, *fake_receipts): # type: (str, int, *str) -> None """Embezzle funds from account using fake receipts.""" <code goes here>
Thanks - I’ve been using type: on vars but on functions. - That helps a lot.
(Python is still a poor man’s Rust.)