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Discussion on: Convince me that types are awesome

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I didn't realize this was a debate. What is 1100101110001? You have to know the type to figure it out. Is it an integer? A letter? A string? A pointer? Types are essential for doing stuff with computers.

Should you use a typed language? It depends. Are you writing short scripts? Then the overhead can be annoying. Are you writing a large application? Then the types can help ensure system integrity.

Mic drop.