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"Alaric B. Snell" <email@example.com> writes:
> 3) Static typing does not have to mean declaring the type of every single
> declaration. Type inferencing systems are statically typed, but declaring the
> types is optional; eg, Haskell and ML.
Or PL/I that Sean mentioned. I seem to remember a variable was assumed
to be a double if its name started with 'n' and other types for other
initials. So when you made a typo, nubmer_of_things was was not
reported as an error but rather contained garbage, and possibly of a
different type than what you expected. But of course it all worked
through autoconversions, until you suddenly got an underflow on what
you thought was an integer.