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It's not just the types, it's the whole APIs, culture etc.

Java, for example, is no picnic, whether it can now infer some types or not.

In Python I don't even need a main().

How is

    if __name__ == "__main__":
different from a main()?

It's only needed if you're importing the file as a library/module somewhere.

You don't even need that.

  print("hello world")
will run just fine

It's different in that it's optional in Python.

I agree Java is a high-ceremony language, but not all statically typed languages are like that.

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