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Leandro Severino
Leandro Severino
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How does loosely typed Languages allocate memory for variables?

How does loosely typed Languages allocate memory for variables?

From some article online:

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You may be asking yourself, “But how will the computer know how much memory to allocate for that variable?”. The answer is that it just allocates “a lot” of memory.

“But doesn’t that have the potential to be wasteful? For example, we wouldn’t need more than one byte to store the age of a human.”

Yes, it does have the potential to be wasteful. This is the disadvantage to weakly typed languages.

But the thing is that computers these days have so much memory and are so fast that the wastefulness often ends up not mattering. This is a key point.

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