dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


1 definition found
 for strong typing
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  strong typing
  strongly typed
  
      Strict enforcement of type rules with no
     exceptions.  Incorrect type usage can be detected either at
     run time or at compile time.  Strong typing catches more
     type errors than weak typing, resulting in fewer hard
     errors.  In a strongly typed language, conversion between
     types requires the use of explicit conversion functions
     ("casts") as opposed to implicit type coercion.
  
     Typing strength is a continuum; ML is more strongly typed
     than Java, which is more strongly typed than C.
  
     Strong or weak typing is independent of the choice between
     static typing and dynamic typing.  Among strongly typed
     languages, Ada, Java, Haskell and ML are statically
     typed, whereas Python and Ruby are dynamically typed.
  
     (2004-07-20)
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org