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It's not really about static typing or not, it's really about JS having some really strange and counter-intuitive behaviours in a lot of cases (numbers, default method scope, truthy values, ...). Part of it is probably due to the fact that the syntax looks so much like C and Java that you'd except it to behave the same. Part of it seem to be that it's hard to fix things without breaking existing codebases.



Every language has it's own quirks, some even weirder than JS. The floating point "errors" are common to a hundred programming languages, that's why BigNum classes/extensions exist.

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The problem in this case is not floating point approximations. It is that some functionalities (parseFloat vs parseInt, ++, 45.0 being printed 45 in most browsers) makes the user believe that JS has an integer type.

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Square peg in a round hole, you wouldn't try to understand Haskell with a Ruby background either.

Since it has no types per se, it doesn't make much sense to think of an 'integer type'. Javascript only has a number primitive, which is a IEEE 754 float.

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