static typing

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static typing definition

programming
Enforcement of type rules at compile time rather than at run time. Static typing catches more errors at compile time than dynamic typing.
Ada, C, C++, Haskell, Java, and ML are examples of statically typed languages.
Statically typed languages may have strong typing or weak typing.
(2004-07-20)

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