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I'm not familiar with Shen, but, if I recall correctly, its type system is Turing-complete, so it's probably more complicated than I'd be comfortable with.

IMO, the topmost priority in a type system designed for programmers ought to be automation, not expressiveness. Programmers don't spend their time proving deep theorems. Most of what a programmer does is actually fairly boring, but it ought to be done correctly, reliably and within a reasonable time frame.




I totally agree. They're not going to use it if we make them work for it. Neither work hard or even lightly. Needs to be no harder than basic annotations but preferably closer to existing, static typing. Let them focus on functions instead of proofs.




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