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stringly typed

back formation; adjective
when a poor programmer decides to use strings for every type of data type, despite there being much more intelligent and efficient data types available; often used for compound data types where the correct programming practices to solve such a problem are not known to the developer.
 
Bob's entire library is stringly-typed!
Etymology : a play on words from the accepted term "Strongly Typed" describing a rigorous typing system, generally used to describe a programming language. "string" is the accepted term for a set of characters (ie, Text) in the programming world.
Last modified: 3 December 2011