Type conversion

Type conversion (or typecasting) means transfer of data from one data type to another. Implicit conversion happens when the compiler automatically assigns data types, but the source code can also explicitly require a conversion to take place. For example, given the instruction 5+2.0, the floating point 2.0 is implicitly typecast into an integer, but given the instruction Number("0x11"), the string "0x11" is explicitly typecast as the number 17.

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