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strongly-typed programming language

A strongly-typed programming language is one in which each type of data (such as integer, character, hexadecimal, packed decimal, and so forth) is predefined as part of the programming language and all constants or variables defined for a given program must be described with one of the data types. Certain operations may be allowable only with certain data types. The language compiler enforces the data typing and use compliance. An advantage of strong data typing is that it imposes a rigorous set of rules on a programmer and thus guarantees a certain consistency of results. A disadvantage is that it prevents the programmer from inventing a data type not anticipated by the developers of the programming language and it limits how "creative" one can be in using a given data type.

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Is there any difference between static vs strong and dynamic vs weak type

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This definition needs a revision. There is no such restriction that Strongly Typed Languages do not allow programmers to create custom data tye.
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"A disadvantage is that it prevents the programmer from inventing a data type not anticipated by the developers of the programming language and it limits how "creative" one can be in using a given data type." How is this a disadvantage? You are using a program with predefined parameters. Creating a new data type would be like creating a new letter of the alphabet, not telling anyone you did so and using it everyday.
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