Here’s a riff I did on the idea of “strongly-typed thinking” in programmers.
For me, the joy of coding is considering the whole of the context. We have guidelines, design patterns and experience–all to help us solve problems. I also like to think about the programmers who might come later to read and update my code. I like to imagine those programmers of the future are smart, smarter than me. I don’t assume they are like children who need strict rules. I don’t even like treating children that way.