Chicken Typing

Chicken typing is a DynamicTyping term coined most probably by JimWeirich, and it refers to testing wheter an object responds to a method, before actually calling the method on it. The idea is, that excessively regular use of this pattern is a violation of TellDontAsk principle. I am so excited about the word "chicken typing", that I can't help myself but making this page about it. (Reference eg.

(Or was it RickDeNatale? BorisStitnicky

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