Summary: strong/weak typing and pointers

Martin Maney maney at
Mon Nov 8 21:11:32 CET 2004

Greg Ewing <greg at> wrote:
>    solid typing -- sharp boundaries between types, few
>                    automatic coercions

>    fluid typing -- lots of automatic coercions

> (Don't ask me what "gaseous typing" might mean...)

Surely that would be typing by context, no?

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