primitive data type


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primitive data type

An elementary data structure that is supported natively by a programming language or other software development system. Strings (alphanumeric characters), integers and Boolean (yes/no) are examples of primitive data types. See primitive.
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The problem with this code is that the data type Person is not a primitive data type and is not defined by the C# language.
By choosing to explain concepts specific to Java, such as Java primitive data types, before they explore object-oriented fundamentals, they do the inexperienced reader a further disservice.
By using primitive data types, we've created a better way to preserve legacy data structures while enabling them for modern use," says Sunel.