In an answer to a previous question, a small debate started about correct terminology for certain constructs. As I did not find a question (other than this or that, which is not quite the right thing) ...
During a recent project I've been working on, I've had to use a lot of functions that kind of look like this: static bool getGPS(double plane_latitude, double plane_longitude, double plane_altitude, ...
I have always wondered why Java does not do type inference given that the language is what it is, and its VM is very mature. Google's Go is an example of a language with excellent type inference and ...
We have all seen integer, floating point, string, and the occasional decimal type. What are some of the most strange or unique or useful types you have encountered, useful or not?