Loosely typed language
Updated: 12/31/2022 by Computer Hope
A loosely typed language is a programming language that does not require a variable to be defined. For example, Perl is a loosely typed language, you can declare a variable, but it doesn't require you to classify the type of variable. In the example below, the first line declares the $test variable that can be used as an integer or string.
my $test; $test = 1; #Test variable is now integer. $test = "hello"; #Test variable is now a string.
The opposite of a loosely typed languages is a strongly typed language, such as the C programming language.