strong/weak - dynamic/static [Was: Getting started]

Simon Brunning SBrunning at
Thu Sep 19 16:52:13 CEST 2002

> From:	Jacek Generowicz [SMTP:jacek.generowicz at]
> Could someone provide a serious reference (i.e. something which would
> have gone through some sort of editorial/peer/technical review, rather
> than someone's random opinions on the web) explaining or defining the
> concepts of weak, strong, dynamic and static typing.
Words can mean anything that you want them to mean, and I don't know if
there is any such thing as definitive definitions of these words in this
context. Having said that, I know what *I* mean when I use them - see
<>. (Bottom of the page.)

Simon Brunning
TriSystems Ltd.
sbrunning at

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