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As no-one else has mentioned it yet, here’s a link to a copy of Chris Smith’s excellent “What to know before debating type systems” article:

http://blogs.perl.org/users/ovid/2010/08/what-to-know-before...

If you’re at all interested in the real strengths and weaknesses of different kinds of type system but don’t yet have much experience in the field, this is a solid and impressively neutral starting point.




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