Summary: strong/weak typing and pointers

JCM joshway_without_spam at
Thu Nov 4 01:34:33 CET 2004

Steven Bethard <steven.bethard at> wrote:
> (1)  A language is "weakly-typed" if it allows code to take a block of memory
> Definition 1 is the definition most commonly used in Programming
> Languages literature, and allows a language to be called
> "weakly-typed" based only on the language definition.  However, for
> all intents and purposes, it is only applicable to statically typed
> languages; no one on the list could come up with a dyamically typed
> language that allowed bit-reinterpretation.

Assembly language.  The types of values are implied by what
instructions you use.

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