Native Data Types For Some Programming Languages


Every programming language has that one feature, a complicated thing intentionally made simple.

– Dive Into Python 3

Programming languages each have a data type that they’re especially good at manipulating. Here’s some based on my experience.

  • Python: dictionary
  • C: pointer
  • Haskell: user defined data types, linked lists
  • Shell scripting languages (bash/zsh): string
  • Lisp: linked list
  • SQL: table
  • APL: tensor
  • Numpy: tensor
  • Fortran: array

Errors

If you find any errors, or if I’m just plain wrong, or you want to tell me something, feel free to tell me.

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