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Why Use Statically Typed Languages?

In this video we'll show you the range and power of type systems of various languages, and explain why you might be interested in checking out a more strongly typed language.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://thoughtbot.com/upcase/videos/why-use-statically-typed-languages

I’m curious to know how people feel about Crystal.

Seems pretty promising to me, but I’ve haven’t worked with a statically typed language since my C+±based university classes.

I think C itself fits into the weak static box in the type system matrix.