Type Systems

Authored by: Weirich Stephanie

Computing Handbook

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439898529
eBook ISBN: 9781439898536
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b16812-79

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Abstract

Many modern programming languages come equipped with type systems, which ensure that programs are free from certain classes of execution errors. For example, type systems prevent buffer overruns, invalid code execution, and memory accesses to protected data. In general, type systems describe invariants that all programs must satisfy. They are a valuable component for program development, assisting in the creation of correct, secure, and robust systems.

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