Explain Please

Concerning 'Strongly Typed'

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#1 sam.adams61  Icon User is offline

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Explain Please

Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:08 AM

Someone...anyone...it really does'nt matter who...please explain too me, in simple terms, the meaning of the concept 'Strongly Typed'. First to answer gets a smile.
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Re: Explain Please

Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:22 AM

A strongly-typed programming language is one in which each type of data (such as integer, character, hexadecimal, packed decimal, and so forth) is predefined as part of the programming language and all constants or variables defined for a given program must be described with one of the data types. Certain operations may be allowable only with certain data types. The language compiler enforces the data typing and use compliance. An advantage of strong data typing is that it imposes a rigorous set of rules on a programmer and thus guarantees a certain consistency of results. A disadvantage is that it prevents the programmer from inventing a data type not anticipated by the developers of the programming language and it limits how "creative" one can be in using a given data type.

Is this understandable?

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Re: Explain Please

Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:44 AM

As promised...here's your smile :D A real big cheesey one at that. Many thanks, my friend. By the way, how's the new job going?
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Re: Explain Please

Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:33 AM

:D Thank you very much, you´re very welome!!

The new job goes pretty well, i guess at the end of the next week, my program for this first project
is done :) (the first one is the smallest)

Thank you for asking :)

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Re: Explain Please

Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:34 AM

Here's a more complete definition:
http://en.wikipedia....amming_language
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Re: Explain Please

Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:12 PM

Many thanks! :^:
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